Leslie Lambert Redding

Leslie Lambert Redding

October 28, 1948 – May 29, 2018

Leslie Lambert Redding, age 69, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at Hospice Brazos Valley In-Patient Facility in Bryan, TX. A visitation will be held on Friday, June 1, 2018 at 2:00pm at Callaway-Jones Funeral and Cremation Centers in Bryan, and a funeral service will follow at 3:00pm, with Gary Balmain officiating. Burial will be held at a later date at Sharon Memorial Park in Charlotte, NC.

Leslie (Les) was born in Opa-locka, FL on October 28, 1948 to Newton Jasper Redding Jr. and Willie Mae Abel. On August 24, 1968, he married Peggy Diane Fowler, his high school sweetheart. He joined the Air Force in 1968 as a Photo Reconnaissance Specialist where he served in the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1971. He welcomed a son into his life on January 13, 1973 and a daughter on April 4, 1975. He began his career with GTE as a line repairman and retired from GTE as a senior manager in the Dallas area in 1999 after 27 years of service. He continued working in the telecommunications field for another 10 years before moving back to Florida to enjoy the beach, fishing, and family.

Les was a loving husband and devoted father. He enjoyed days spent on the beach, fishing from the surf or from a boat, playing with his grandkids, cooking, tinkering, and landscaping. He was always on the go. He also loved having his iced tea wherever he went. He had a way of endearing himself to all that he met. He will be deeply missed by his friends, family, and all who knew him.

He is predeceased by his father Newton Redding Jr. and his mother Willie Mae Abel.

Les is survived by his wife Peggy; son Christopher; daughter Margaret; brothers Richard and Randall; sisters Judy and Sheila; and 4 grandchildren Zachary, Marissa, Emma, and Della.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests for donations to be made to Hospice Brazos Valley.

Express condolences at CallawayJones.com.


  1. So sorry for your loss. Les will be greatly missed by his What a Burger friends in Lewisville. God be with you all
    Dave and Cindy Barnett
    Flower Mound, Texas

  2. Sincere condolences to Les’ family. Our paths crossed in E. Texas and the metro plex. Sincerely, Chuck Osborne

  3. Dear Peggy,

    There are simply no words to express how saddened we were when we learned of your loss of Les. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We pray for God’s loving arms to embrace you with His comfort, peace and love.

    With our deepest sympathy,
    Larry and Wanda Lipscomb

  4. My dear Peggy I am so sorry to hear the sad news about Les. He was my friend as you are also. I will miss my Tuesday breakfast with Les. Having gone through the loss of my wife of 46years I can feel your loss. My prayers are with you.i will never forget you two. God bless you, Gene Molendi

    • Hey Gene. We will all miss him but we have such wonderful memories. Take care of yourself and your girls.

  5. Peggy, Betty ,I and my sister Doris Zorn in Del Rio were notified this AM about Les . I can not attend the service this afternoon due to Time and distance but please know we are with you in sprit. Les will be remembered as a good man in all respects…and as a man who was totally dependable…no matter what !

    • Yes, he was a good man and dependable. He also loved the Lord and will be waiting to welcome us sometime in the future.

  6. So sorry to hear about Les. Peggy you and the family are in our prayers. Really enjoyed working with Les in BCS. He was a great telephone man.
    Jerry-Marisa Eden

  7. It’s hard to realize that sweet Les is gone to be with the Lord! He was a great neighbor and friend stopping by with fruit (he kidded that it was fruit for a banana pudding.)
    Our depest condolences to you Peggy and the family, please stay in touch!

  8. We are so sorry to hear about Les passing, but we know he is with the Lord! He was a good neighbor and friend and will be missed so much.
    Our deepest condolences to you Peggy and the family!

    • Thank you. We both have missed you and was looking forward to visiting the next time in town. He is with the Lord now and has no more pain.

  9. Peggy,

    Les was a hoot to be around. I met him in College Station back in the 80’s, when we both worked for GTE. Fast forward in 2005, he and I worked for the Australia Telecom folks. During that time I got to really know how wonderful of a person he was. He and I enjoyed talking about fishing and family.

    I know you will miss him dearly. Always remember the fun times y’all had.

    God Bless you and your family!

    Les, enjoy walking through the pearly gates. You have a first class ticket bud. Someday, I’ll catch up with you. We’ll go fishing…

  10. Les was a great man; I always enjoyed seeing him and am deeply saddened to learn of his passing. My condolences to the entire family.

  11. Peggy, Chris, Maggie, Zach, Marissa, Emma, Della and the rest of the extended Redding family, our sympathy to all of you. The video tribute was absolutely wonderful. We loved Les and appreciated the way we were so warmly invited into your family. I know his loss will always leave a hole in your hearts. If there is anything we can do for you during this stressful time, please do not hesitate to call.
    Bonnie and Lynn

  12. Dear Redding Family,

    Les was a very good friend. He showed me the fine art of throwing a casting net. I was educated that mullet wasn’t only just a bait fish, but a savory fried culinary delight. And that yesterday’s leftover boiled and shelled crayfish tails aren’t that bad reheated with scrambled eggs for breakfast.

    I eventually lost contact with Les after he had moved from the B/CS area. And had often wondered where he had landed. But today, I have happily found my old friend! I look forward to seeing him on the other side one day.

    May God bless you Peggy and the Redding family.

  13. Shared many laughs and great times with Les over the more than two decades of our friendship. He was always mine and my staffs favorite customers to see coming through the doors. Always remember his orders from the over medium eggs and ham to the catfish meals … and always a big glass of tea. He taught me everything I never needed to know about the hot dog cart business – that’s where he earned the name “Net Les”. The greatest joy was him bringing in his family over the years and getting to know all of them. It was a shock to hear the news. He will be greatly missed. Thoughts and prayers to Peggy, Chris, Maggie, and the rest of the family. He was a great man.

  14. Dear Peggy & Family, It was a great pleasure of mine getting to know your family. I always enjoyed seeing Les every morning when he came to the restaurant to get ice for the hot dog cart, always with a smile on his face. He was class act who could always make me laugh. My thoughts are with you during this difficult time.

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