Michael Reed

Reed, Michael Nov. 22, 1946 - Oct. 26, 2012 "Big Mike" was born in Dallas, Texas, to Pat and Katherine Reed. Mike attended Hillcrest High School where he won All-Metro Honors as a football player. Mike attended Tulane University on a football scholarship and later graduated from Texas Tech, where he was a lifelong fan. Mike had a love for sports, and for movies, but his greatest love was his love for his family. Mike is survived by his children and their spouses: Thomas and Courtney Reed; Kimberly and Mathew Chavez and three grandchildren whom he adored; Kyndall, Connell, and Cooper Reed. He is also survived by his brother, Randall Reed and his nieces, Kelly and K.C. Mike had an amazing extended family, and many friends who he welcomed into his extended family. He lived life to the fullest; always with a smile and an amazing, hearty laugh. In lieu of flowers, Mike had requested that donations be given to the (cancer.org) and Texas Oncology-Baylor at Sammons Cancer Center (texasoncology.com) in Mike's name. Services for Mike will be held at the Village Church, Dallas Northway, 3877 Walnut Hill Lane, Dallas, TX 75229 on Thursday, November 1, 2012, at 2:00 p.m.

Published in Dallas Morning News on Oct. 31, 2012