Wow, I just found out and I am floored. I am a prep school basketball coach and have been around the game for a long time. Always felt like it took a lot of courage to do what Neil did. Very proud of him for standing on the side of truth. Leaves a legacy of leadership and love that the family and friends can be very proud of. Thank you Neil for being a man of integrity.
Neil my son. I think I told you often enough how proud I was of you an your sister. You guys were my hero's rescuing me just after Katrina. We had such good times together. We brought out the best in each other. I miss talking to you every day or at least a text. I have part of you just as you wished. My darling I
Will see you again I promise. Get some rest my love. You deserve it. Love Mom
If anyone would like to help Neil Reed's family (his wife and daughters Marley 6 years old and Presley 4 years old) in the wake of their loss, please visit: www.helpthereedfamily.com
Neil was a great teammate and friend. My prayers go out to the entire family.
words cannot express what my heart feels for all of you..love to you all..and may you find peace and comfort in your memories of a life well lived...by such a wonderful son, brother, husband, father and friend..
we love you patricia - gerard
MY THOUHTS & PRAYERS GO OUT TO THIS FAMILY OF THEIR BELOVED NEIL....SO VERY SORRY.
My prayers go out to you & your family..god bless you,
Sincerely,alicia e. Smith ,okc.
I am so Sorry to hear this news about Neil Reed! May God bless the Reed family with the peace that surpasses all understanding! My highschool girlfriend went to East Jeff with Neil. We would talk about how great this guy was all the time! I played against him in highscool twice in the 10 grade, we were 1-1 agsinst them. This guy had the Coldest jump shot I've ever saw in highschool. He lit us up for about 35 to 40!lol, I've seen plenty of great shooters in my playing days. Neil Reed was the best, hands down!!! RIP,and May God bless him with Eternal Life!!!
My father died july the 9th, and he was a neil read fan at IU. Up in heaven they are talking basketball together. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
May the heavenly father grant you and you're family peace and comfort during this time.
My thoughts and prayers are with the enitre Reed family. I am deeply sorry for your loss and may God rest his soul.
Lifelong Indiana Basketball Fan
My deepest sympathies in your loss of Neil. Please be assured of God's help in this time of distress (Psalm46:1)and be comforted by the hope He gives us (John11:25)
Couch Reed may been strict P.E teacher but he was a fun couch at the end. It is hard to believe that he left. R.I.P and all my prayers and sympathy goes to his family.
Dear Kelly, Presley, Marley, Terry, Pat, and Michele........Sometimes there are just NO words to express our feeling for your deep loss....sympathy and prayers for all.
Then the dust returns to the earth just as it happened to be, and the spirit itself goes back to God.
"Most truly I say to you: The hour is coming and it is now, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who have given heed will live."
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
May Neil rest in peace and God comfort his loved ones. I am an IU fan who love the way Neil played with such passion. A warrior on the court.
Neil and I were locker partners our freshman year at SSHS (class of '94) and we became good friends during his short time there. I have a few fond memories of goofing off in geography class and skateboarding at his house, but I mostly remember his laugh, smile and his unassuming character. I haven't seen him in 20 years and yet I felt a loss when I heard the news. Terry & Pat, you fostered a character in your son that I admire and will always remember – my deepest sympathy to you and your family.
My deepest sympathy goes out to the family. May the God of all comfort strengthen you at this time.
His heart reflects so much in the family and friends around him. He is a wonderful man with a great wife and family. He is very missed by all.
A LIFE CUT DOWN TOO EARLY,BUT GOD IS STILL IN CHARGE OF ALL OUR LIVES. I PRAY THAT THE LORD WILL COMFORT AND KEEP YOU ALL THE DAYS OF YOUR LIFE.
My sincere thoughts and prayers are with the family in this time of loss.
Your family is in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I remember our trips with Neil and Michelle when we were kids and of course the love of basketball. Love you all. Michelle (Almond) Chenevert & Chad.
Many fond memories about Neil remain with the faculty of East Jefferson High School. So sad, so young.
-J Frere and the EJ Faculty
My thoughts and prayers are with your family, Neil. I remember you from EJ and you were a sweet, kind person. Just walking through the halls or at lunch time at school, I can remember your smile and how nice you were to everyone. My prayers to your wife and baby girls.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Neil Reed. He died much too young. May he rest in peace.
My sympathy to Neil's wife and his two daughters. May you get some comfort from your loving memories, may it ease some of your grief. Sorry for your loss.
To the the family of Neil Reed - May God give you peace and comfort through his word and the Lord Jesus Christ during this time of sorrow, I know that he will be missed by many.
We hold your family in our innermost thoughts and prayers.
Psalms 56:8 says: Do put my tears in your skin bottle. Are they not in your book?
God is aware not only of your suffering, but the emotional impact it will have. God is a refuge and strength and will provide you power beyond what is normal as each day passes.
Knew Neil when he played at Bloomington South. Thoughts and Prayers are with you!!
That took a lot of courage to do what he did, which is a testimony to his character, not allowing any one to push you around and bully you, he saved a lot of players behind him from such horrific instances by standing up, congratulations to you Neil Reed you are an American Hero.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Neil Reed's legacy will be of a man who touched many lives. Family, friends and his students were blessed to have known such a funny, caring and wonderful man. My deepest sympathy goes out to anyone fortunate enough to have known Coach Reed. He made a difference!
I knew Neil from B'ball, always a sincere & happy player who is an ALL-Star in my mind.
My condolences to the Reed family. I pray that our Heavenly Father provides your family with comfort & strength during this most difficult time. (Romans 15:33) Your family will be in my thoughts & prayers.
I am so sorry for your loss....i am from the class of '92 at South Spencer.....
To the family and friends of Neil Reed. May God give you the strength and the comfort you will need in the days and the months ahead - Psalms 55:22
Very Sad..RIP..You will now be with our Lord and Savior..Jesus Christ..
Our Deepest sympathies. Words cannot express our sorrow.
E.T., Allan, Paul and Kent Smith
To the family of Neil Reed:
May God give you strength, comfort and peace during your time of sorrow and grief. Sorry for your loss. Lifting you up in prayer. Psalms 46:1 says:
God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble. Know that Neil is now leaning on the everlasting arms of Jesus in Heaven.
Neil's passing is such a tragedy and a shock. Even though it has been many years since I last saw him, my memories of Neil have never faded. He was such a funny, caring, and truly special person. To his wife and two little girls, the only thing I can say is that I am truly sorry. To Terry, Pat, and Michele, I cannot imagine your pain of losing a son and brother. Sometimes, saying I'm sorry just doesn't seem to be enough.
With Much Love and Sorrow,
South Spencer Class of 1994
My deepest sympathy to all of the Reed family. I have the honor of knowing all of you, and attending the wedding of Neil and Kelly. Know that our prayers are going out for God to comfort each of you. May Neil be remembered for the wonderful young man, husband, father and son he was. Nothing else matters. He was a good man and will be missed. I am sure he coached as he wished he had been coached. Blessings. Sharmon Norris, Mesa Arizona (formerly worked with Neil's mom at Iowa State).
God bless the entire Reed family. We will keep Neil and all of you in our prayers.
A great man who stood up for himself when he needed to, and felt compassion for Coach Bob Knight after his firing in 2000. He will be dearly missed by basketball fans, not just in Indiana, but nationwide.
RIP Neil!!! Tony Stephens Class of 1993.
The Neil Reed
Deepest sympathies to the family.
Remember his playing days at Inidiana playing the Iowa Hawkeye.
Words cannot express the sorrow and hurt one feels at times like this. We have our Heavenly Father who is called the "Hearer of Prayer" at Psalm 65:2. May He comfort you and strengthen you during this time of pain.
prayers to the reed family they lost a great young man neil will be missed by many people but never forgotten! RIP Neil!
thoughts and prayers go out to the reed family. neil will be missed by so many but never forgotten! RIP Neil
Such a loss . SSHS class 1986
Thoughts and prayers are with the Reed family..R.I.P Neil
It is hard to belive that Neil is no longer with us. There are alot of memories of him from Middle School and Freshmen year of high school. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family as they go through this time.
I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.-John 14:18
May God's gentle peace fill your heart
and comfort your ...soul today and in the days to come,
With Deep Sympathy,
L. Green-West P. Bch., FL 33407
God bless you and yours. I can't begin to tell you how well I thought you handled THAT situation with such class and dignity. You
set such a fine example that could be followed. Rest in peace.
Peace and comfort to Neil's family especially Kelly, Presley and Marley. May God Bless you all.
God bless your family may you find comfort in the love of others
Great young man and family! So very sorry. Kirk & Dianne Chiles
To Mrs. Reed: I would like to offer my condolences to you on the loss of your husband. No words can express the sorrow and pain you must be feeling. Our Heavenly Father knows and gives strength to those who have lost spouses (Psalm 46:1). I hope that you will find comfort in knowing that God cares for you and your children during your grief.
My condolences go out to Terry, Pat and his enttire family. I remember helping him practice his free throws when he was a kid and his dad was coach of my high school basketball team and he would come to practice after he got out of school.
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
I am overwhelmed by sorrow. Neil was such a testimony of courage and strength.
God Bless the family of Neil Reed. I enjoyed watching him play in general, but especially in Reed Green at Southern Miss. I always respected and supported him for the courage to go through what he went through prior to his transferring to Southern Miss.
I am terribly shocked and saddened by the loss of this valiant athlete in the prime of his life. My deepest condolences to his wife and girls, to Pat and Terry, to Michelle and Zach, and all who loved him.
Sorry for your loss, what a courageous and inspiring person he was. Thoughts and prays to the family.