Michael Allen “Mad Dog” Redmond

Published 11:23 am Friday, October 24, 2014

Michael Allen “Mad Dog” Redmond

Newport, N.C.

Michael Allen “Mad Dog” Redmond, age 61, died Sun., Oct. 19 at the Crystal Coast Hospice House in Newport, NC.

Mr. Redmond was born July 21, 1953 in New Orleans, La. He was the eldest of three children and raised in Bogalusa, La. He loved reading, drawing, and fishing. In 1971, Mr. Redmond enlisted for active duty in the US Army and earned the following honors: National Defense Service Medal; Marksman (rifle); Vietnam Service Medal w/ bronze service star; Vietnam Campaign Medal; Overseas Service Bar. After his service and many subsequent years of travel, Mr. Redmond settled in Shelby, Ala.

A graveside service will be held 2 p.m. Monday at the Coast Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Jacksonville with military honors. Pastor Jack Mumford will officiate.

Mr. Redmond is preceded in death by his father, John Allen Redmond; mother, Celeste Creel Allender; stepmother, Thelma Redmond; step father, Roy Allender; step brother, Loyd Magee; and his beloved Dixie Girl, his longtime fur companion. He is survived by his daughter, Kelli Redmond McGraw (Terry Kelley) of New Bern, N.C.; brother, Hiram Sylvester Redmond (Laurie) of Palmerton, Pa.; sister, Susan Clarissa Redmond Phillips (Roger) of Belington, West Va.; two grandsons, William and Ethan McGraw; two close friends, Diane Glass and Joey Lewis; and many other loved ones.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to The Crystal Coast Hospice House, 100 Big Rock Weigh, Newport, N.C. 28557.