James Darwin “Pete” Dreading, a resident of Daphne, AL, passed away on Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at the age of 85.
Pete studied Mechanical Engineering at Auburn University then worked for GMN&O Railroad. He later founded Alabama Construction and Railroad Maintenance in Mobile, AL. He was an avid hunter, fisher, shrimper and Auburn Fan. Pete loved the Lord and was devoted to bringing glory to God by working in the churches he attended throughout his life. He served as a Deacon at Daphne Baptist Church, Old Spanish Fort Baptist Church and Spanish Trail Baptist Church.
Pete is preceded in death by his parents, George Willis Dreading and Ruby Lee Rambo.
He is survived by his wife, who he married on October 21, 1955, Mary Jo Olive Dreading; children, Deborah Lindley (Russell), David Dreading (David), and Lori Wilder (Greg); grandchildren, Peter Burmeister (Amy), Olivia Wilder and Caleb Wilder; great-grandchildren, Maggie Burmeister and Charlotte Burmeister; and siblings, Barbara Pulliam (Jerry), Benjamin Dreading (Susan), Diane Langley and William Dreading (Rubee).
Funeral service will be held on Thursday, February 13, 2020 at Spanish Trail Baptist Church, 10999 US-90, Daphne, AL, at 2:00 PM. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation beginning at 1:00 PM. Interment will follow in Memory Gardens of Fairhope.
Expressions of condolence for the family may be made at www.hughesfh.com. Hughes Funeral Home, 26209 Pollard Road, Daphne, AL, is handling service arrangements for the family.