Forest Reding Jr., 85, of Dale, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in an Oklahoma City hospital.

Forest Reding Jr., 85, of Dale, died Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, in an Oklahoma City hospital.

Graveside services will be 3 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 10, at Dale Cemetery under the direction of Walker Funeral Service.

Forest was born Sept. 17, 1933, to Forest Reding Sr. and Myrtle Daisey (Sexton) Reding. He has been in the Dale community since 1942 and graduated from Dale High School.

He served in the U.S. Army and retired from AT&T after 31 years of service.

Forest was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Keith Reding, a daughter, Deborah L. Reding, five brothers, Herman, Kermit, Walter, Carl and Joe, and his former wife, Gay Reding.

He is survived by his grandson: Ashton H. Anderson of Yukon; two granddaughters: Chanel J. Webber of Luther and Dakota Ramsey of Macomb; great-grandchildren: Bella, Khloe, Oliver, and Lorelei Anderson; Danica, Colten, Paxton, Dalton and Weston Webber; Emery and Jack Carey, and Judah Ramsey; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.