Carroll Lavon Reddick, 80, passed away peacefully on Monday morning, Nov. 26, 2018, surrounded by his loving family at his home in Carthage, Indiana.

Born in Boone County, Indiana on April 30, 1938, he was the son of the late Clarence and Edna (Wills) Reddick.

Mr. Reddick graduated from Sheridan High School on Jan. 20, 1956, and not too long after that, he was aboard the USS Randolph CVA 15 Attack Cruiser, serving his country with the US Navy during the Lebanese Crisis as a fuel man for the aircraft. When his service in the Navy came to an end, he hired on with Western Electric as a material handler for seven years before hiring on with the GM / Allison Transmission Plant in Indianapolis. He dedicated 27 years of service as a transmission mechanic and inspector with Allison before taking his retirement in 1993.

On Sept. 25, 1965 he and Donna Sue Purcell were married.

He was a member of the Sheridan First Christian Church, the Terhune Odd Fellows Lodge and a retired member of the UAW Local 933.

Mr. Reddick had many interests in life. Perhaps all the years he spent at Allison around all of the large equipment, or possibly his years in the Navy working around the aircraft, drew him toward operating heavy equipment. He loved to farm, but even more than that, he loved operating large pieces of machinery out in the fields. There was planting season, harvest season and when the weather changed over to what most people consider cold and horrible, he was like a kid on Christmas, because that meant the beginning of snow plow season. This gave him the chance to hop in a Hancock County plow truck, turn on some old-time country music, put on his trademark ball cap, and move snow to his heart's content. He loved helping others and plowing snow, whether it was for the county, or digging out his neighbors with his own equipment. It was one of the ways he got to look out for the people he cared about.

He was also a huge sports fan. He closely followed his Pacers and Colts, but college basketball was where the thrill was at for him. He was a world-class statistician. It was a familiar sight to find him on the floor in front of the TV keeping track of every players’ stats. From the Sheridan Blackhawks to the pros, Mr. Reddick had stats on everybody. And when March Madness rolled around, he was in his element. If there was a bracket to fill out, he had his hands, not to mention his stat book, all over it. He was also a racing fan. He loved following NASCAR and Dale Earnhardt's early years. For many seasons, he had the honor of holding the coveted position that many race fans dream about doing at some point in their lives, working as a "Yellow Shirt" at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. This gave him yet another chance to trade stories and talk about stats with fans from all over the world.

Whenever he got the chance, he loved heading up to Michigan in the fall to go fishing for coho salmon.

As his health started to fail, instead of heading out into the fields, he put his love of statistics to good use, monitoring crop production while watching everything through his window. And when he just wanted to relax and enjoy some television, nothing fit the bill like RFD TV. He loved watching Larry's Country Diner and the County Family Reunion.

Survivors include his loving wife, Donna Sue Reddick; three daughters, Kristina Louise (Stan) Wine of Greenfield, Michelle René (Stephen) Wheatley and Tresha Marie Reddick, both of Sparta, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Courtney René Wheatley of Clarksville, Tenn., Patrick Elijah Wheatley and Laura Meredith Willard, both of Sparta, Tenn.; three brothers, Donald Gene (Maxine) Reddick, Lyle Richard (Pat) Reddick and William Lynn Reddick, all of Noblesville; six sisters, Virginia Ruth Miller of Sheridan, Mary Rose Martin of Indianapolis, Marcella Ann (John) Edwards of New Palestine, Nancy Sue (Darrell) Morris of Noblesville, Linda Lou (Jim) Lewis of Westfield and Beverly Irene Teuscher of Kokomo; and his two canine BFFs, his Jack Russell, Buckwheat and his Chihuahua, Kneena. Both of them were by his side until the very end.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his daughter, Janet Lyn; three brothers; a sister; and by his 1st wife, Sharon Ann (Unger) Reddick on Aug. 14, 1964.

Services with Military Honors are scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2018 at Kercheval Funeral Home, 306 E. 10th St. in Sheridan, Indiana. Family and friends may pay their respects from 11 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will follow at Middlefork Cemetery in Clinton County. Pastor Fred Girdwood of Shiloh Christian Church in Greenfield will be officiating.

Memorial contributions may be presented to Kercheval Funeral Home, P.O. Box 42, Sheridan, Indiana 46069, for the benefit of the Reddick Family.