John James Reedy, Jr., age 90, of Winter Park, Fla., born March 18, 1925 in Charleston, SC, went to be with the Lord March 10, 2016.
He is survived by his daughter Sharon and son-in-law Terence Brown, his grandchildren Ronald Reedy Brown and Carolyn Marie Brown, and his sister Margaret Reedy Thompson. He was predeceased by his beloved wife Carolyn Pitts Reedy, his parents Alma Frances Cox Reedy and John James Reedy, Sr., and his sister Elizabeth Reedy Walpole.
John graduated from Beaufort High School in 1942, then the Citadel Military College of South Carolina in 1949 with a Bachelor’s in Business Administration. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and was recalled during the Korean War, shortly after his wedding. He was the founder and owner of Lord Ashley Driving School in Charleston, SC until he retired at age 72.
John and Carolyn were members of Trinity United Methodist Church in Charleston, SC over 55 years from their dating days until they moved to Winter Park, FL to be near family. He was Sunday School Superintendent, drove the church van to pick up children for church, and served on many church committees. He sang in the choir there and then at Aloma Methodist in Winter Park.
John enjoyed spending time with family, shrimping, crabbing, fishing, and boating in the South Carolina Low Country. He was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather who displayed gentility, patience, and a playful spirit throughout his life.
John and Carolyn were inseparable for 62 years and now are together again for their 65th wedding anniversary.
Family will be present to receive friends and family Friday March 18, 2016 from 6-8 pm at DeGusipe Funeral Home at 9001 N. Orlando Ave (Hwy. 17-92), Maitland, FL 32751.
A memorial service will be held at Aloma United Methodist Church at 3045 Aloma Ave, Winter Park at 11:00 on Saturday, March 19, 2016.
Donations in memory of John may be made to Focus on the Family or Aloma United Methodist Church.
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