Kenneth "Kenny" Robert Reding

March 12, 1963 ~ September 22, 2023 (age 60) 60 Years Old

Kenneth "Kenny" Reding Obituary

Kenneth "Kenny" Robert Reding, affectionately known as "Kenny", was born on March 12, 1963, to Robert "Bob" Lee Reding and Eleanor "Ellie" Jane Worster Reding in Hyannis, Massachusetts. He passed away peacefully on September 22, 2023, at his home in Rockwall, Texas. 

Kenny was raised in Irving, Texas, where he graduated in 1981 from Nimitz High School. In pursuit of his undeniable passion, he went on to attend the Dallas Institute of Funeral Service where he graduated in 1982. Kenny began his longtime career as a licensed funeral director and embalmer, and he became one of the most skilled embalmers in the death care industry.

Among many hobbies, Kenny most enjoyed helping others. He was a master technician in construction and could do any project imaginable. He was so proud that he built his own house. 

Kenny also delighted in watching action movies, playing Backgammon, drinking Dr. Pepper from sun-up to sun-down, was Aerosmith's number one fan. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his grandson, Kaiden. 

Kenny was preceded in death by his parents, Bob and Ellie Reding; sister, Karen Reding; and brother, Karl Reding.

He is survived by his wife and best friend, Bernadette Reding; his two daughters, Rheauna Reding (Angel Gomez) and Jennifer Manning (Joey Russo); his five grandchildren: Kaiden Gomez, Breanna Shoemake, Colton Shoemake, Madison Baxter, Hanleigh Shoemake Moffat, and a granddaughter on the way in February; his mother-in-law, Clara Chaires; his father-in-law, Anselmo Mendoza (Dee Salas); his son-in-law, Jeremy Shoemake; his seven best friends: Bill Meyer, Sandy Liebau, Holly Vaughan, Kelvin and JeMese Chamberlain, and David and Teresa George; and a host of other relatives, friends, and beloved colleagues. 


"I do solemnly swear, by that which I hold most sacred:

That I shall be loyal to the Funeral Service Profession

and just and generous to its members;

That I shall not let the constant relationship

and familiarity with death

give me cause to yield to carelessness

or to violate my obligation to society

or to the dignity of my profession.

That I shall obey the Civil Laws

That I shall not divulge professional confidences;

And that I shall be faithful

to those who have placed their trust in me.

While I continue to keep this oath unviolated,

may it be granted to me to enjoy honor in my life

and in my profession;

and may I be respected by all people

for all time."

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September 28, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
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Garland, TX 75040

September 29, 2023

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
B.B. Owen Community Center Chapel (Salvation Army Building)
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Garland, TX 75040

Celebration of Life
September 29, 2023

10:00 AM
B.B. Owen Community Center Chapel (Salvation Army Building)
451 West Avenue D
Garland, TX 75040

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