Reed Mattair
1919 - 2021
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Reed Mattair
Tampa - Reed Mims Mattair was born on September 19, 1919, to Mims and Ima Mattair, Williston, Florida. One of five children, Reed and his siblings grew up on a large farm housing his grandfather's blacksmith shop and the local one room schoolhouse. An army veteran of four years in the in Pacific theatre in WWII, Reed returned from his service to marry Norma Wagner of Archer, the love of his life. Reed and Norma made their home in Gainesville, Florida where Reed was in sales and Norma was a homemaker then a bank branch manager. The First Baptist Church of Gainesville was their church home. On retirement, Reed and Norma made their home on the land of Reed's family, taking him back to his farm roots. Archer Baptist Church then became their place of worship. Reed should be remembered as a loving husband and father, as well as a man of character and honesty who always gave his best to his family and friends.
Reed is survived by his daughter and son-in–law, Reeda and Steve Culbreath of Temple Terrace, Florida, cousin, Marlene Rikther of Williston, sister-in-law, Barbara Fleming of Crestview, Florida, and numerous loving nieces, nephews and friends.
A graveside service for Reed will be held on Friday, January 15th, at 11:30 A.M. at Laurel Hill Cemetery, Archer, Florida with Rev. Ray Scott officiating.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the VFW, Processing Center, P.O. Box 8958, Topeka, KS66608-9805. Please visit his memorial page at

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Published in Gainesville Sun from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2021.
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January 13, 2021
Reeda Jean,
I’m so sorry to hear about Reed, I’ll never forget his smiling face and happiness every time I saw him. It makes me happy to know that he is once again surrounded by Norma’s loving arms and they are both smiling upon you and Steve. We’ll never forget the fun we all had as kids when the Archer Girls would get their families together.
Rita Weichert
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