In Loving Memory

James “Pete” Dreading

- February 11, 2020

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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.

5 Comments

  1. WAYNE HALL

    MARY AND FAMILY KNOW LINDA AND I PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. SO GOOD TO HAVE KNOWN PETE AN YOU ALL THESE YEARS AND OUR TIME OF WORSHIP TOGETHER AT OLD SPANISH FORT BAPTIST CHURCH.

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  2. Judith Cain

    Thoughts and prayers from Aunt Dollie’s Shirah family in Chelsea Alabama. We love you Mary or as I used to call you – Mary Jo.

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  3. Noel McKnight

    I have so many precious memories of my Uncle Pete. He always greeted my with that unique warm sideways smile and a hug. My childhood was immersed in my family and it was a beautiful thing. And then we all grew up and moved away, such as life may dictate.

    I am so glad I was able to see your face once more last January when Mom was in the hospital. I am glad I was given the opportunity to stand in the warmth of your eyes and smile once again. I never would have dreamt it would be the last time I would be in the warmth of your presence. I love you Uncle Pete and have missed you so much over the years.

    Give Grandma, Pawpaw, Grandma Dreading, Miles and Cricket a kiss for me.

    In My Heart.Always~
    Noel

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  4. Celia Busby Ray

    Prayers for all the family! Sorry no one let me know arrangements. I would love to have been there. Love to all the family.

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  5. Joanne Hancock

    Mary, I just read the obituary. Please know how much I enjoyed teaching with you and Pete at OSF Baptist. Give me a call at your convenience; my number is the same. Love you.

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