William Earl "Bill" Reed on June 11, 2014 was called upon by our Lord and Savior.
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Bill was born to Sandell Reed Sr. and Eva Mae Reed on October 26, 1939 in Glenn Rogers, West Virginia. William MSG (R) Reed served a humbling commitment to 48 years of service. 28 years with the United States Army serving two tours to Vietnam with valorous distinction. William was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device and the Purple Heart Medal for wounds received in combat.
Bill then continued his distinctive service working directly with the Soldiers and their families who continue to provide our nation the freedoms through their service. William's love of service was unwavering. 20 years of additional commitment serving with the Directorate of Family, Morale, Welfare and Recreation which ultimately helped establish Ft. Carson's world class athlete program, deployment ceremonies, and reintegration ceremonies of our world's finest war fighters. William advised and supported commanders with great pride, knowing he and his wife were still providing a service that ultimately supported readiness and strong family teams.
Bill was a loving Husband, Father, Grandfather, Mentor and friend to many. He will be greatly missed and is survived by his loving wife of 26 years, Martha Reed. Bill and Martha devoted their lives to each other March 9th 1989.
Bill is survived by their two children, Jeremy Seale and daughter Hope Kennedy and their grandchild Haley Kennedy, his brothers James Reed and Sandell Reed Jr. his sisters Delcenia Davis; Carrie Lawson; Toni DeShield (and her husband Eric DeShield) and Rose Spady.
He was pre-deceased by a brother Leonard Reed and two sisters Sandra Grant and Barbara Solomon.
He is also survived by a host of nephews, nieces, grand nephews and grandnieces.
Bill's Memorial will be held on Ft. Carson CO at the Special Events Center the 17th of June at 14:30 hours.
Published in The Gazette on June 15, 2014