Timothy S. Reed

Reed Timothy S. Reed, Marine and beloved Husband, Father, Grandfather and dear friend, passed away Sunday, January 26, 2014 surrounded by family and close friends at Sentara Virginia Beach General. Born September 20, 1958 in Whitehall, Ohio, he spent his early years in Reynoldsburg, Ohio with his four brothers, Mike, Tom, Pat and Casey. After high school he joined the Marines and served 20 years rising from the rank of Private 1st Class to Captain. Upon retiring he went to work serving as Intelligence Branch Head, Assistant Chief of Staff, Intelligence Division, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Command. During this time he was recognized for his many accomplishments including Intelligence Civilian of the year in 2002 and a NATO International Security Assistance Force medal he received while serving in Afghanistan. Most recently, he also received a Commendation for Meritorious Civilian Service. Tim much enjoyed cooking for others. His luncheons were legendary among those who knew him as was his jerky. He was preceded in death by his father Wiley P. Reed. He is survived by his loving wife, Joyce; mother, Phyllis Jean; his son, Daniel Pace (Elizabeth); daughters, Jean Frances (Eric, Ethan, Noah and Nathan) and Bonnie Erin; and many dear friends and co-workers too numerous to name. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses of both: Virginia Oncology Associates and Sentara Virginia Beach General 2 South Oncology Unit. All were very kind and helpful as Tim fought the battle with Esophageal Cancer, the only battle he couldn't win. The family will receive friends at HOLLOMON-BROWN FUNERAL HOME, Kempsville Chapel on Friday, January 31, 2014 from 6-8 p.m. The funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, February 1, 2014 in the funeral home chapel. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the . Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com

Published in The Columbus Dispatch on Jan. 30, 2014