WREN – Malcolm Leon Red, 51, died Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at his residence in the Wren community after an extended illness. He was born Oct. 18, 1962, in Memphis, Tenn. to Robert Leon Red and Emily Arthurene Culley Red.
He was a lifelong resident of Wren and married Anita Kennedy. He worked many years as a lineman for Okolona Electric Department. He enjoyed everything outdoors including hunting, his tractor and gardening. He loved building things and could fix anything. He treasured his children and family. He was an active member of Calvary Assembly Worship Center in Tupelo.
A celebration of life service will be 3 p.m. today, Jan. 19, at Calvary Assembly Worship Center in Tupelo with the Rev. Ben Raper officiating. Burial will follow in Cedar Grove Cemetery in Shannon.
Survivors include his wife, Anita Kennedy Red of Wren; his parents, Robert and Arthurene; two sons, Randall Rogers and Evan Red, both of Wren; five daughters, Julia Magallon of Pontotoc, Ashely McKay (Justin) of Gattman, Megan Morris (Justin) of Ingomar, Laura Red and Lilly Belle Red, both of Wren; brother, Donald Red (Tina) of Okolona; six grandchildren, Consuela, Jullian, Rylan, Ava, Gracie and Caden; mother-in-law, Lillie Bell Kennedy of Shannon; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Paul Ryan Red; and father-in-law, M. Thomas Kennedy.
Pallbearers will be Sam Kennedy, Matt Boner, Michael Red, Lonnie Red, Matt Red and Paul Red.
Honorary pallbearers will be Justin McKay and Justin Morris.
Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time at the church Sunday. Visitation was held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Okolona Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Calvary Assembly Worship Center, P.O. Box 32, Tupelo, MS 38802.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.