COLUMBIA - Dr. Stanmore Edward Reed, husband of Annabel Wessels Reed and a retired Columbia physician, passed away February 22, 2011, surrounded by his wife and five children.
He was born in Swansea, the first son of Lila and Hudson Reed. He grew up in Swansea and Columbia. Dr. Reed was a 1953 graduate of Dreher High School and 1959 graduate of the University of South Carolina. Following graduation, he taught science at Brookland-Cayce High School. He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in 1964. He served in a rotating internship at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., and established a general practice in Columbia from 1965-1967. He returned to Baptist Memorial Hospital in Memphis to complete his OB/GYN residency and moved back to practice this specialty with Dr. Strother Pope in Columbia in 1970.
Dr. Reed served at Palmetto Health Baptist Hospital in Columbia for more than 40 years as a physician, chief of staff (1976), and chief of Obstetrics and Gynecology. He served on the board of trustees for over 17 years. When asked how he was doing, Dr. Reed will always be remembered by his humble response, "Better than I deserve."
He was an active member of Rosewood Baptist Church where he was encouraged and supported by many people throughout his life. He later became an active member of Beulah Baptist Church. He served in many capacities at both churches, primarily as a deacon and a member of the choir.
In addition to his wife of 46 years Dr. Reed is survived by five children, Emily Reed Baratta (Doug) of Holly Springs, N.C., Dr. Elizabeth Geer of Thomasville, Ga., Stanmore Edward Reed Jr. of Seattle, Wash., Dr. Julie Reed of Columbia, David Reed (Brooke) of Hopkins; two brothers, George Reed of Cayce, and Robert Reed of Suwanee, Ga.; seven grandchildren, Jordan, Hunter and Taylor Baratta of Holly Springs, Kelsey and Hannah Geer and Joseph Garmon of Thomasville, Hayden Reed of Hopkins. He was preceded in death by his brother, Joe Ivan Reed of Mebane, N.C.
Dr. Reed spent his lifetime serving and blessing others through his work and his outstanding example of Christian character.
The family will receive friends 6-8 p.m. Thursday, February 24, 2011, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The service will be held 2 p.m. Friday at Rosewood Baptist Church.
Memorials may be made to the
, 3223 Sunset Blvd. #100, West Columbia, SC 29169, Rosewood Baptist Church Roof Fund, 2901 Rosewood Drive, Columbia, SC 29205 or Palmetto Health Baptist, c/o Palmetto Health Foundation, Dept. 274, P.O. Box 100199, Columbia, SC 29202.
Please sign the online guestbook at www.dunbarfunerals.com.