RAYMOND - Carl Arthur Reed, 80, of Raymond, died Dec. 4, 2012.
Born Sept. 24, 1932, at home in Salem to Ivan C. Reed and Mary Marshall Reed, he lived the majority of his life in Raymond.
Growing up, he wanted to be a lineman, get married and have a family. He graduated from Raymond High in 1951 and became a lineman and then married his wife, Mary Tracy, in 1953. He served two years in the U.S. Army
, came home and joined his father and three brothers at I. C. Reed & Sons Utility Construction Company.
Carl was predeceased by his parents, his sister, Ruth and brothers Ivan, Joe and Orrin.
Carl served on Raymond's first planning board and one term on the school board. He was a founding member of the Raymond Baptist Church, where he served in many capacities.
He was part of a group that established Camp Good News, a Christian summer camp for children, in Charlestown in 1962. He continued as a camp committee member for approximately 40 years and a state board member for Child Evangelism Fellowship of N.H., a Bible ministry for children.
Carl leaves his beloved wife, with whom he would have celebrated 60 years of marriage Jan. 11. He also leaves his son, Carl Bradley and wife, Carlene of Raymond; daughters, Beth Reed-Domingo and husband, Ron of Greenville, Del., Tracy Coverdale and husband, Tom of Sunapee, Mary "Missy" Freeman and husband, Rodney of York, Maine and Jennifer Brown of Center Barnstead. He also leaves 13 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren and his sisters, Dorothy Mullin, Olive Turner and Audrey Boucher.
Carl was an honest, hard-working, no-nonsense man who loved the Lord, his family, friends and his work. His heaven on earth was "Pa-Pa's Cottage" in South Addison, Maine. He was known to say that his "other wife "was his line-truck.
Carl was looking forward to meeting his Lord in Heaven.
SERVICES: The celebration of Carl's life will be held at the Raymond Baptist Church, 145 Route 27, Raymond, on Saturday. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The service will begin at 1 p.m., immediately followed by a reception.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be sent to Camp Good News, 165 Camp Good News Road, Charlestown 03603.
The Brewitt Funeral Service, 2 Epping St., Raymond is handling the arrangements. For more information, please visit www.brewittfuneralhome.com