Photo Courtesy of Town of Christiansburg
Roy Lee Redd

Marty Gordon

Contributing writer


Hundreds of firefighters from throughout southwest Virginia gathered Sunday to remember a man who served over 46 years as volunteer in the Christiansburg department.

Roy Lee Redd, who was 66, served in many capacities for the fire department and won the state Fire Truck Rodeo several times.

Redd, who retired in 2009 after 37 years working with the town’s public works department, passed away Wednesday after a long fight with cancer and recent battle with pneumonia. Local leaders remembered Redd for his longtime service through the fire department.

Christiansburg Mayor Michael Barber called Redd a hero. “His loss will be felt throughout this community. He dedicated his life to serving the New River Valley, and he loved the Town of Christiansburg. We were lucky to have so much of him for so…

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