Wayne Edward Reed Wayne Edward Reed (Waynee) came to the West Coast from Scotia, New York in 1974 to watch Evil Knievel jump the Snake River. Waynee, as he was known, ended up in Fort Bragg, California working at the Fort Bragg Marine Ice House. He started his commercial fishing career in the early 1980's on the F/V EMCEE. In 1986 he teamed up with his longtime friend David Wight fishing on the F/V BETTY L. In 1995 Waynee and David made the "famous" voyage from Hawaii bringing the F/V NANBELLIS JO back to the West Coast in a horrific Hurricane, with hours of stories to tell. David and Waynee continued to fish together on the NANBELLIS JO until 2007 when Waynee moved on to captain his own boat, the F/V MISS HUMBOLDT and managed the vessels PACIFIC MIST and MAGGIE for his partner. Waynee was born June 17, 1947 in Scotia, New York and left this world and his beloved fishing grounds on February 7th, 2014 aboard the F/V MISS HUMBOLDT in Bodega Bay, California. Waynee was preceded in death by his parents Frank and Edna Reed, and his son Lee. He is survived by his loving wife of 18 years, Linda, his siblings David Reed and wife Jacque of Maui Hawaii, Steve Reed of San Diego, his daughter Sonja and her husband Patrick Brown of Bay City, Texas, his son Joe Reed of Matagorda Texas, his brother and sister in-law Brenda and Bill Davenport, step daughters Jennifer, Angelique and her partner Ondrej. Grandchildren Nathan, John, Destiny, Trinity, William and Thomas, nephews Travis and Steve Reed, niece Stacha Reed and his very close and best friend, David Wight. Waynee loved his wife and family; he enjoyed flirting with the girls, Indian motorcycles, his Willow Creek home, getting the garden ready, his kids, and grandkids. He was very generous, with a great personality a "kid at heart". Waynee was veteran of the US Navy serving in the Vietnam conflict. A celebration of life will be held at the Wharfinger Building at the Eureka Public Marina, April 19th, 2014 from 1pm to 4pm. Waynee's ashes will be scattered at sea from the F/V NANBELLIS JO. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Reed Family at Umpqua Bank, Henderson Center Branch 2861 E Sreet 95501 c/o Terri Maxon. Waynee was proud to be part of the elite "Grey Boat Fleet". The waterfront will be quiet without his raspy voice and bottle rockets! Calm seas and fair winds to our friend. Please sign the guestbook at www.times-standard.com and click on obituaries.
Published in Eureka Times-Standard from Feb. 15 to Feb. 16, 2014