Charles Michael “Mikey” Redd, age 44 was born on October 3, 1978 along with twin brother Joseph Brian, to Joseph D. and Nancy Hobbs Redd in Richmond, Indiana.  He died on March 20, 2023 at his home.

Mikey went to Alquina Elementary School and Connersville Middle School.  He went to Union County High School with the Class of 1997, but graduated with his GED from Connersville High School.  Mikey loved welding and in recent years got his welding certificate at Ivy Tech State College.

To know Mikey was to love him, or at least for almost everybody.  He was always joking, making up songs, and eating although he never gained much weight!

Mikey was a welder at McCombs Fabrication and loved his job.  He loved sunsets, derbying his 555 car, welding stuff, his dog Bean, and mostly loved his family.  Especially his boys, Dylan Michael (Abby) and Connor William Redd, his Papaw Charles Hobbs, mother, dad, brothers Billy Joe Redd (Christy), Joseph Brian Redd, big sister Bobbi Jo (Brandon) Huber.  He had special aunts and uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and derby friends, and special friend Alana Alfarano and her children, Country, Lyla and Clayton, that were like family.  He loved all his “in-laws and out-laws”.

He was preceded in death by his mamaws’ that loved him dearly, Bernice (Kidd) Hobbs and Clara Simpson and grandpa, Joe Redd, Sr, uncles Bob Bales, Charlie Thomas, John Redd, cousins Scotty Thomas and LaDonna Sweeny.

Mikey had a smile that would light up the world, but underneath he suffered severe depression for many years.  We beg you if you are feeling alone or like you cannot go on any longer to please call the National Suicide & Crisis Hotline #988.  Reach out to someone in his remembrance.

Come as you are for funeral services that will be held at Urban Winkler Funeral Home, Connersville on Friday March 24, 2023.  Calling from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm with the funeral services to follow conducted by Rob Judd of Alquina Church and Chris Lovett from Crosspoint Biker Church.  Burial will be in Union Cemetery, Lyonsville, where he will be laid to rest next to his Mamaw, Uncle Bob, great aunt and uncle and his Grandpa Joe.

In lieu of flowers, please make donation to the Alquina Blue Arrows Park, Fayette County Animal Shelter or Crosspoint Biker Church.