Rev. Donald Hugh Redmon, Sr.
Rev. Donald Hugh Redmon, Sr., age 87, of Panama City, went home to be with his Savior and Lord Jesus Christ on January 8, 2021 at his birth home.
Rev. Donald H. Redmon, Sr. was born in Panama City (Millville) Dec. 2, 1933 to C.H.(Haywood) and Alma Redmon (both deceased) of Panama City, Florida. He was a graduate of Bay High School, Panama City, Mississippi College, and received his Masters of Divinity Degree from New Orleans Seminary. Rev. Redmon was appointed a missionary with the Foreign Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention and was named. to the “Scroll of Honor” for his service to Christ and world missions from 1963-1998 in Costa Rica.
He was married to his wife Jo Nell from July 8, 1956 until her death.
Rev. Redmon is survived by his children, Rev. Dr. Donald Hugh (Betsy) Redmon, Jr. of Panama City, Larry (Laural) Redmon of Little Rock, Arkansas, and Donna Jo (Donnie) Houston of Bentonville, Arkansas; his four grandchildren, Christina Stewart, Alan Redmon, Christopher Redmon, Tyler Houston, and Celsa Lopez (Fernando) Lammoglia; great-granddaughter, Charlotte Stewart; great-grandson Christopher Lammoglia. He was predeceased by sisters, Mildred Redmon Clark, Norma Jeanne Redmon Fulford, Carol Redmon Stacey, and brother Larry H. Redmon. He is survived by his sister, Lynda S. (John) Claspy of Panama City, Sister-in-law Gail Redmon Wilder of Athens, Georgia, Brother-in-law Johnny Eubanks of Carthage, Mississippi, Sister-in-laws Ruth Young of Tupelo, Mississippi, and Blanche Walden of Charleston, Mississippi along with numerous nieces and nephews who cherish his memory.
Rev. Redmon served as the first Hispanic Pastor of the Primera Iglesia Bautista de Panama City, Florida (First Baptist of Panama City). He also worked with Immanuel Baptist Church in various volunteer capacities and was recognized by the church for his faithfulness in service as a foreign missionary. He was a faithful supporter of Hispanic work in Bay County and is loved by many in these congregations.
The family wishes to thank all members of the Emerald Coast Hospice support team for their care and compassion and to members of the First Baptist Church for their love and support.
Due to Covid19, a private graveside service and burial will be held at Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Panama City, Florida.
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