Jack "Allyn" Reding, age 63, of Duenweg, MO, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019, at Freeman Hospital, following a sudden illness.
Allyn was born on February 23, 1956, in Joplin, the son of Jack D. and June (Cossey) Reding. He has been a lifetime resident of Duenweg. He graduated from Parkwood High School in 1974.
He married his high school sweetheart, Mona VanFleet, on June 6, 1975, in Duenweg. Together they raised three children.
He instilled in his children the importance of a strong work ethic, and that it is important to lend a helping hand to others. Family was very important to Allyn. He was a wonderful grandfather.
Allyn began his working career at Atlas Powder Company, where he worked for twenty-five years. He was dedicated to his community. He became a member of the Duenweg Volunteer Fire Department when he was a teenager. In 1998 he became the Chief of the Duenweg Volunteer Fire Department. He spent many years training and teaching others to be the best firefighters that they could be. He was a member of the Ozark Gateway Fire Chiefs Association and the Jasco Board.
Allyn leaves behind his wife of forty-four years, Mona Reding, Duenweg; three children, Jason Reding and wife, Starr, Duenweg, Stefanie Allen and husband, Gabe, Joplin, and Corey Reding and wife, Shelly, Joplin; his parents, Jack and June Reding, Duenweg; mother- and father-in-law, Barbara and Jim VanFleet; two brothers, Brent Reding, Carthage, MO, and Howard Reding and wife, Bev, Carthage; seven grandchildren, Cole and Harris Allen, Ryder, Kylie and Ayden Reding, and Emily and Haylea Reding; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Tuesday at LifePoint Pentecostal Church. Reverend Rex Robertson and Andy Nemo will officiate. Burial will be at Belfast Cemetery, near Neosho, MO. The visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Monday at LifePoint Church.
Memorial contributions may be given to the Chief Allyn Reding Memorial Firefighting Training Fund, in care of the mortuary.
Arrangements are under the direction of Mason-Woodard Mortuary & Crematory.
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Uriah Johnson
Jul 10, 2019
In total shock and devastated by the loss of this great man. Not just as a guy but as father and fire chief, he taught me alot with my time with the department and was definitely a mentor, he not only made us better as a firefighter but as a human and man. Chief may you rest in peace and you may be gone but will never be forgotten I'm saddened you took your last call but for everyone you touched in your life time and helped in more ways then you could know thank you and God speed chief. Until we see you again.