Raymond M. Reed(1926 - 2014)

Raymond M. Reed


Raymond M. Reed, 87, of 10 Glenwaye Drive, joined his Heavenly Father on Tuesday, March 25, 2014.

Born April 11, 1926 in Whitmire, SC, he was the son of the late Frank A. and Brama R. Reed. He never met a stranger, and invested a major portion of his career in sales. Raymond was a gifted musician and was the music director at several churches including Whitmire First Baptist and Rocky Creek Baptist Church of Greenville and most recently was active in the sanctuary choir of St. John's Baptist Church of Greer. Raymond touched many lives from his teenage years continuing thru adulthood singing with his brothers. His love for Jesus, his immediate and extended family, and music played a major part in his daily life.

He was the loving and faithful husband for sixty six years to the late Evelyn N. Reed. He was also preceded in death by his brothers Clarence, Jack, Ralph and his sister Elizabeth Reed.

Surviving are two sons Wayne Reed and wife Debbie, of Greer and Gerald Reed and his partner, Chris Smith of Anderson; two brothers Cleland Reed and Bill Reed and wife Eleanor, all of Greenville. Also, grandson Chief Chris Reed and wife Theresa of Chesapeake, VA, granddaughter Susan Reed of Charleston, step grandson Brad Darby and wife Kayla of Baltimore, MD; and great granddaughters Haley and Abigail Reed of Chesapeake, VA.

Mr. Reed was a WWII US Army combat veteran serving in France with Company C 276th Infantry, Rhineland Campaign in 1945. He was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge, Middle Eastern Theatre Ribbon and Bronze Star.

Funeral services will be held Friday, March 28, 2014 at 11:00am at The Mackey Mortuary. The family will receive friends Friday from 10 - 10:45am at the mortuary. Burial will follow at 1:30pm at Whitmire Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. John's Baptist Church, Building Fund, or the .

Online registry available at www.mackeymortuary.com


Funeral Home

Mackey Mortuary
311 CENTURY DR Greenville, SC 29607
(864) 232-6706

Published in The Greenville News on Mar. 27, 2014