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Rogers Redding

July 15, 1942 — April 7, 2024

Rogers "Rog" Walker Redding, age 81, went to be with the Lord on April 7, 2024. Rog was a follower of Jesus Christ and a faithful member of Dawson Memorial Baptist Church where he taught Sunday School for many years. He was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

Rog was born in Frankfort, Kentucky to George and Carolyn Redding on July 15, 1942 and was raised in nearby Georgetown, Kentucky. He received his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Georgia Tech in 1965 and his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Vanderbilt in 1969. He served as a physics professor and multiple senior academic administrative positions at the University of North Texas, Northern Kentucky University, the U.S. Air Force Academy and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.

Having officiated football for more than three decades, he started his career working high school football in Texas. He later officiated in the Southwest Conference from 1988-1993 and served as a referee in the Southeastern Conference (SEC) for nearly a decade. Rog had the privilege of officiating three national championships in his decorated officiating career. Following his retirement from active officiating in 2004, he served as a technical advisor, instant replay official, SEC coordinator of football officials and finally as the national coordinator of football officials.

In retirement, Rogers loved spending time with his wife Shirley, his four children, and his ten grandchildren. He also found tremendous joy in teaching Sunday School, reading and cheering on his beloved Dodgers.

He is survived by:

· Wife Shirley

· Two siblings: Lucy Pat Curl (Bill) and David Redding

· Four children: Jeff Redding (Andy), Jon Redding (Lisa), Chris Rubrecht (Jamie), MacKenzie Pasteur (Chris)

· Ten grandchildren: Walker, Nate, Drew, Shelby, Ashton, Rebecca, Reese, Jenna, Jackson and Benson

Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life at Dawson Memorial Baptist Church in Birmingham on Friday, April 12:

· Visitation is at 1 PM

· Memorial service immediately afterward at 2 PM (In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Dawson Memorial Baptist Church).

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