John David Dedman, 81, of Evansville, Indiana passed away on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at Hamilton Pointe in Newburgh, Indiana.
He was born in Winslow, Indiana on July 10, 1936 to the late John Milton and Vivian Lucille (McCord) Dedman. John graduated from Winslow High School, Class of 1954.
He began his career at the Winslow, Indiana Post Office, March 01, 1955 as a parttime clerk and later transferred to the Evansville Indiana Post Office. John later transferred out carrying mail until he was promoted into management as Manager Postal Employment and Training. Later he was detailed out to the Central Region, Chicago to work on a new training program for Multi Machine Letter Sorters to where he traveled to all the larger cities of the Central Region in installing and training those cities to use the Computer Assisted Keyboard Training. Then he returned to Evansville Post Office as Manager Employment and Training. He retired from the Postal Service in October 1992. John was a member of Reed Masonic Lodge# 316, Evansville, Indiana.
John is survived by his wife, Susan (Scanlon) Dedman of Evansville, IN; son, Darren Dedman (Becky) of Dardenne of Prairie, MO; daughter-in-law, Joan A. Dedman of Ashburn, VA; step daughter, Carrie Dunham (Tony) of Nicholasville, KY; sister, Mary Jane Smith of Evansville, IN; brother, Joe Dedman (Libby) of Petersburg, IN; grandsons, Grant, Zackary and Derek Dedman, and Cody Ritchey; granddaughters, Wesley Dedman, Elizabeth Sparks (John) and Makayla Ritchey. Also surviving are 6 nephews and 5 nieces.
John was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Alice Faye Green; his parents; a son, David A. Dedman and a step son, Drew Miller.
A Masonic service and celebration of John’s life officiated by Reed Masonic Lodge #316 and Pastor Steve Clayton will be held at 4:00 PM on Sunday, February 25, 2018 at Browning Funeral Home, 738 Diamond Ave., Evansville, IN 47711.
Friends may visit from 12:00 Noon until service time on Sunday at Browning Funeral Home.
Memorial contributions may be made to Winslow High School Alumni Association, 4958 N. Park Lane Dr., Petersburg, IN 47567.
Condolences may be made online at www.browningfuneral.com.