Walter Lynn Redmon (Sign Guestbook)

Walter Lynn Redmon, age 72, passed away on March 22, 2018 in a local hospital. He was a loving father and grandfather, and an active member of Norwood United Methodist Church. Lynn was an avid photographer and enjoyed computers and traveling. He spent his career as a trusted campaign consultant, serving many of the local politicians throughout the years in Knoxville. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Harris Redmon, and parents William and Nellie Redmon. Lynn is survived and will be deeply missed by his daughters, Aspacia Duncan, Renee Nichols and husband, Randall, and Hope Norris and husband, Jerry; grandchildren, Noah Sexton, Drew Sexton, Cory Arms, Taylor Duncan, Autumn Rhea, Summer Rhea, and Angel Rhea; great-grandchildren, Kimberly Sexton, Callie Sexton, Stacy Sexton, Lillie Hubbert, and Sparrow Hubbert; and long time companion, Susan Rickabaugh.  The family will receive friends from 1-3 on Sunday at Norwood United Methodist Church, with a service to follow at 3 p.m. with Pastor Joe Phillips officiating. In lieu of flowers the family request donations made to the Norwood UMC Food Pantry. Gentry Griffey Funeral Chapel and Crematory is honored to serve the Redmon family and invites you to sign and view the family guestbook below.


12 guestbook entries for “Walter Lynn Redmon”:

  1. Debbie Franklin says:

    Working at The Powell Post introduced me to Lynn! I always enjoyed his with while picking his brain on our local politics..Such a wonderful soul that will be deeply missed! Prayers for comfort and strength.

  2. Mrs. Chandler says:

    I am sad to hear of Lynn’s death. I knew Lynn through working with various community concerns including the Knoxville Community Forum and some political events. He was very sincere in looking toward what was best for the community; and made sure he knew what he was talking about before moving forward. He will certainly be missed. I believe he leaves a legacy of example for others who might want to follow in his foot steps.

    Barbara “BJ” Chandler

  3. Toni W. Holland Pres. Ret. NWHA and husband Ray says:

    We would like to convey our deepest sympathy to the Redmon family for their loss. Lynn was a very dear friend to us, and our communities. He assisted in forming both the Norwood Homeowners Assoc. and the Northwest Homeowners Assoc. He fought diligently for both communities against developments that would be detrimental to the proper growth and stability of our homes and our lives and we will dearly miss him. I was very proud to be considered one of “Lynn’s Girls” even though he hated the nickname. May God speed his family’s recovery knowing that he was a good man loved by both our communities.

  4. John Conway says:

    I met Lynn at a MPC zoning hearing as a novice HOA officer in a nearby housing addition. He was most gracious and forthcoming with information, advice, and historical perspectives. He was such a gentle man and yet, I was confident he could move mountains. He will definitely be missed by family, the Norwood community, and all who believe in participatory demomocracy. Rest in peace, my friend.

  5. Paul and Neldeane Rice says:

    So sorry for your loss. We have known Lynn for many years and always found him to be a hard worker with high morals, Prayers for his family.

  6. Janet Phillips says:

    Lynn was one of the dearest men I have known. May be rest in peace.

  7. Charlotte and Aaron Whitehead says:

    We are sorry for the loss of this great man. He was the best next door neighbor that you could ever hope to have. He was active in keeping our community safe and consistent. He never knew a stranger and met everyone with a welcoming smile. We will miss our neighbor and would like to give our condolences to his family.
    Charlotte and Aaron

  8. Rev. Dr. Brad Palmer says:

    I met Lynn when I was serving the New Hope Presbyterian Church We also knew of each other in community service. He was be missed Blessings to his family

  9. Janice Tocher says:

    I will miss Lynn’s passion and dedication to the community. He came before Metropolitan Planning Commission on many occasion and always presented clear, concise and often convincing rationale for the items he was presenting. My thoughts are with his family.

  10. Chris Holzen says:

    Though we had not communicated in years, I was saddened to hear of Lynn’s passing. He was one of my political mentors years ago. When I was a student at the University of Tennessee, I met Lynn Redmon who introduced me to the idea of community and neighborhood activism long before it was a thing. He hired me to manage his campaign when he ran for local office when I was just out of college around 1994 (though I left the campaign early to accept a job with the International Republican Institute in Kyiv, Ukraine where I am writing from today) so many of the lessons I learned from Lynn I carried with me over the years. I can remember things he advised me with regard to local campaigns that I used years later and still do to this day in democratic development seminars as far away as Mongolia, Indonesia, Iraq, Ukraine and — even New Jersey. To me, Lynn’s mentorship of me is the true living example of “think globally, act locally”. Lynn changed the world, and he did it all right there in the Norwood neighborhood of Knoxville. What a great man he was. I really looked up to him and learned a lot. I also remember he had a great sense of humor. The world is a better place because Lynn Redmon was in it. To his family, I will keep you in my prayers and I will be lighting a candle today in Ukraine in his memory.


    Lynn was married to my sister, Sarah Anne Harris Redmon for 37 years until her death in 2007. My family and I will miss him very much. He was a great man. I know his daughters, his grandchildren and his great grandchildren will miss him very much. He will be missed by anyone that met him and got to know him.

  12. Angie Arms McGill says:

    We just learned of your father’s passing and just wanted to express how sorry we are for your loss. Losing a daddy is hard, but know that your Heavenly Father is there to comfort and guide you. I’m extending you a heart-felt hug!

    On behalf of the entire Arms family, our prayers and love are extended to you and your family in your loss.

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