March 9, 1934 ~ November 29, 2003
Carroll Morris Redford, Jr., 69, a native of Barren County, died Saturday, November 29, 2003, in Glasgow, Kentucky. He was preceded in death by his parents, Carroll Morris Redford and Florence Smither Redford. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Virginia Fincel Redford, a native of Frankfort, Kentucky, and their four children, Carolyn Kelly Redford Tipton (John), Los Angeles, California, Carroll �Trip� M. Redford, III (Paula Pollard), Lexington, Kentucky, Elizabeth �Beth� Clayton Redford Moore (Jim), Louisville, Kentucky; and Catherine �Cathy� Bryan Redford, Louisville, Ky. He is also survived by four grandchildren, John Clayton Tipton and Kelly Caroline Tipton, Los Angeles, California, and Jennings Rae Redford and Lindsay McIntyre Redford, Lexington, Kentucky. His is also survived by an aunt, Mary Lee Redford, Glasgow, Kentucky, and a cousin, Leslie L. Neumeister, Tampa, Florida, formerly of Glasgow.
Mr. Redford was born in Glasgow, Kentucky in 1934 to Carroll and Florence Redford. He attended the Glasgow Public School system and Kentucky Military Institute. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1956 where he received a B.A. degree, and from the Kentucky College of Law (J.D. degree) in 1959. He was appointed as law clerk to the Kentucky Court of Appeals, Kentucky's highest court at the time, and served 1959-1960.
Following service with the Court of Appeals, he returned in 1960 to his hometown of Glasgow, Kentucky, to enter the private practice of law with his father, Carroll M. Redford, at Redford Law Office.
Mr. Redford was elected and served as Judge, Glasgow Police Court 1961-1965; Barren County Attorney 1965-1978; Commonwealth's Attorney, 43rd Judicial Circuit (Barren and Metcalfe Counties), 1979-1993; and was appointed Circuit Judge, 43rd Judicial Circuit in 1993; and thereafter returned to the private practice of law at Redford Law Office in Glasgow, Kentucky. Mr. Redford continued to practice law until his death.
He was a member of American Bar Association, the Kentucky Bar Association, Barren County Bar Association, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), Kentucky Academy of Trial Attorneys (KATA), National District Attorneys Association and under two (2) Kentucky Governors was appointed and served on the Kentucky Prosecutors Advisory Council (PAC), the agency that supervises the unified prosecutorial system in Kentucky. Mr. Redford was the 1989 Recipient of the President�s Award, Kentucky Commonwealth�s Attorney�s Association, and in 1990 was awarded the Carroll M. Redford Kentucky Outstanding Prosecutor by the Kentucky Commonwealth�s Attorney�s Association, the award named in honor of his late father, also a prosecutor for many years.
Mr. Redford was a Past President of Jr. Achievement of Glasgow, previously a member of the Board of Directors of the Glasgow Rotary Club, a Rotary �Paul Harris Fellow,� a past member and president of the University of Kentucky College of Law Alumni Board of Directors, Past President of the Kentucky Bar Foundation, the charitable division of the Kentucky Bar Association, and always very active in helping to organize the Glasgow/Barren County Chamber of Commerce Law and Justice Day program for the Leadership Glasgow/Barren County classes.
He was the first Chairman of the 18 county Barren River Area Health Planning Council and he also served as District Chairman and Finance Chairman, Mammoth Cave District Boy Scouts of America.
Mr. Redford was a very active member of the Glasgow Christian Church where he served as a Sunday School teacher for 35 years, and for many years taught the class known as �Lost and Found.� He had also previously served in the Church in many voluntary capacities, including as a Deacon, an Elder and as Chairman of the Church Board. He was currently serving as a Church Trustee and was previously Chairman of the Trustees.
Funeral services will be held at the First Christian Church in Glasgow on Tuesday Dec. 2, 2003 at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will be at the A. F. Crow & Son Funeral Home on Monday Dec. 1, 2003 from 3:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at the First Christian Church from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.
Alternate expressions of sympathy may be made to the First Christian Church, 1100 North Race Street, Glasgow, Kentucky, or the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society.
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