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3701 East 7th Street
Joplin, MO 64801
Phone: (417) 781-1711
Fax: (417)-781-3916

Jack "Allyn" Reding

Thursday, February 23rd, 1956 - Friday, July 5th, 2019
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Jack “Allyn” Reding, age 63, of Duenweg, MO, passed away on Friday July 5, 2019 at Freeman Hospital, following a sudden illness.

Allyn was born on February 23, 1956 in Joplin the son of Jack D. and June (Cossey) Reding. He has been a lifetime resident of Duenweg. He graduated from Parkwood High School in 1974. He married his high school sweetheart, Mona VanFleet on June 6, 1975 in Duenweg. Together they raised three children. He instilled in his children the importance of a strong work ethic, and that it is important to lend a helping hand to others. Family was very important to Allyn. He was a wonderful grandfather.

Allyn began his working career at Atlas Powder Company where he worked for twenty-five years. He was dedicated to his community. He became a member of the Duenweg Volunteer Fire Department when he was a teenager. In 1998 he became the Chief of the Duenweg Volunteer Fire Department. He spent many years training and teaching others to be the best firefighters that they could be. He was a member of the Ozark Gateway Fire Chiefs Association and the Jasco Board.

Allyn leaves behind his wife of forty-four years, Mona Reding, Duenweg, MO; three children, Jason Reding and wife Starr, Duenweg, MO; Stefanie Allen and husband Gabe, Joplin, MO, and Corey Reding and wife Shelly, Joplin, MO, his parents, Jack and June Reding, Duenweg, MO; his mother and father in-law, Barbara and Jim VanFleet, Duenweg, MO; two brothers, Brent Reding, Carthage, MO, and Howard Reding and wife Bev, Carthage, MO; seven grandchildren, Cole and Harris Allen, Ryder, Kylie and Ayden Reding, and Emily and Haylea Reding; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Tuesday at LifePoint Pentecostal Church. Reverend Rex Robertson and Andy Nimmo will officiate. Burial will be in Belfast Cemetery, near Neosho, MO.

The visitation will be 5-7 p.m. on Monday at Life Point Church. Memorial contributions may be given to the Chief Allyn Reding Memorial Firefighting Training Fund in care of the mortuary.
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  • Visitation

    Monday, July 8th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Monday, July 8th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    LifePoint Pentecostal Church
    1700 S. Prosperity Ave.
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 10:00am
    LifePoint Pentecostal Church
    1700 S. Prosperity Ave.
    Joplin, Missouri 64801
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  • Interment

    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019 |
    Tuesday, July 9th, 2019
    Belfast Cemetery
    Address Not Available
    Neosho, Missouri
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Posted at 05:51pm
Mona and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Allyn was an amazing man. The years we lived next door, he was always so helpful and loved his family so much. My prayers and thoughts are with you. He is your guardian angel watching over each of you. I love you Mona, hugs and prayers. Fly High Chief Fly High, the boys have it from here. Love you all. Judy Spurgeon

Rick Erskin

Posted at 09:08am
Mona and family, I am so sorry for your loss. Allen was a great guy and I have found memories of us camping together with Sherry and Jim at Campbell Point. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Rick Erskin

Archie Demspey

Posted at 08:20am
Allyn spent his whole life giving to others, and he will be greatly missed. Mona we are praying for God's comfort to be with you and your family and Allyn's parents Jack and June, through this time. Arch & Marilyn Dempsey

Jim Keltner, Jon Smith, Jeff Kahler - Jons Mid Ame

Posted at 03:24pm
Allyn was much more than a customer and chief to us. He was a respected friend to all of us at Jons. He will be missed
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