H. J. 'Joe''s Story
H.J. "Joe" Reddick Jr., 85, of Jackson Center, passed away on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2017, at home of natural causes.
Born Jan. 9, 1932, in Slippery Rock, he was a son of Henry Joel and Grace Martin Reddick Sr.
He attended Slippery Rock Area Schools.
Joe was involved in the trucking industry all his life. In early years he drove for Tasa Coal Co., Bill Larimer Trucking, Greenville, and in 1960 became an owner/operator and drove for Tajon, Mercer, until 1982, then for Dart Trucking, Canfield, Ohio, and then from 1991 to 1994 worked for his son, Joe Reddick III, at BLR Trucking hauling lumber.
He loved trucking, being around trucks and operating heavy equipment. He loved watching the modern farm machinery work in the fields. Joe was known by many and respected as a hard-worker. For many years he hauled and sold firewood in the area.
Joe loved old-style country music and loved going to the many square dances in the area.
He married the former Dorothy M. Snyder, who preceded him in death on Oct. 31, 2011.
He is survived by: his children: Betsy G. (Robert) Bert, Fredonia, H.J. "Joe" (Bernice) Reddick III, Jackson Center, Jeffrey D. (Georgetta) Reddick, Kenneth A. (Peg) Reddick and Keith A. (Lesa) Reddick, all Stoneboro; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and a sister, Kate McCandless, Slippery Rock.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his companion of 24 years, Thelma A. Huff, and a grandson, H.J. "Joey" Reddick IV.
H.J. "Joe" Jr., 85, of Jackson Center.
Calling Hours: 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday (10-24-17) in the SCOTT A. BLACK FUNERAL HOME, 99 Franklin St., Stoneboro.
Service: 9 a.m. Wednesday (10-25-17) in the funeral home with Rev. Janet R. Pratt, pastor, Methodists United in Faith, officiating.
Entombment: Crestview Memorial Park, Grove City.
Published on October 21, 2017