Michael Warren Reed, age 28, of Athens, passed away on August 27, 2013.
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Born in Athens on August 23, 1985, Michael was a graduate of Oconee County High School. He attended Georgia Southern University, where he was a brother of Sigma Nu Fraternity. Michael served in the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was also co-owner of JWR Engravers.
Michael was a charter member of Oconee County's lacrosse team and this last spring enjoyed volunteering as a coach for the current teams. He was a member of Athens First Presbyterian Church. As an avid Georgia fan, he followed the Bulldogs closely, even when deployed in Iraq.
Survivors include his parents, John and Patti Reed; grandfather, Louie Reed; brother, Wesley Reed; sister-in-law, Lori Reed; and nephews, Braxton Warren and Maddox Avery Reed. Michael was also loved by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, and by his girlfriend, Kacy Cargile.
Services will be held at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 30, at Athens First Presbyterian Church, with visitation at the church following the service. Burial will be held at Evergreen Memorial Park at 6 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project by visiting woundedwarriorproject.org, or to the Evan Marshal Scholarship Fund, 2408 Shenandoah Dr., Watkinsville, 30677.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home West, Bogart, is in charge of the arrangements.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home - West Chapel
1211 Jimmy Daniel Road Watkinsville, GA 30622
Published in Athens Banner-Herald from Aug. 29 to Aug. 30, 2013