William E. REED Jr.
1947 - 2018
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REED, Jr., William E. William E. Reed, Jr., born February 15, 1947 Bill went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday September 9, 2018. He was born at Good Samaritan Hospital, West Palm Beach, FL and played football for Riviera Beach High School and graduated in 1965. He owned and operated Tri City Woodworks, Inc. located in Lake Park, after his father started the business in 1951 until he retired. He served as District Chairman for the Southeast Florida Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association and served on the State Board of Directors. Bill was active in church and taught Sunday School at Palm Bible Chapel, helped start the Awana Program, was Chairman of the Missions Committee, and served as an elder for 14 years. He attended Grace Immanuel Bible Church in Jupiter from 1994 until present and was an elder for 5 years. Bill was on the Board of Child Evangelism Fellowship of Palm Beach County and served as Interim Co-Director for 1 year. He also served on the Board of International Teams, a missions organization based in Chicago for 14 years. In 1987 Bill became a member of the Board of Directors for Jupiter Christian School and served for 11 years. He was Interim Headmaster in 1989 and 2000 and worked at the school until 2005. Since 2015, Bill has served as Administrator for Barnabas Christian Academy, now renamed The Nation Christian Academy, in Port St. Lucie, FL. It was Bill's joy to serve the Lord in helping wherever he could. He was loved greatly and will be missed by many. Bill is survived by his wife of 48 years, Deidre (Dee) Gilmore Reed, their 4 children, Melissa Reed Fowlds (John), William (Billy) E. Reed III (Donna), Robert (Bobby) Thomas Reed, and Brian Allan Reed, 9 grandchildren, Jack, Caroline, Kate, Carter, Carlisle Fowlds, Emma, Ellie, Lilly, Lacey Reed, his 2 sisters, Janice Reed Baker Hunter (Neal), and Nancy Reed Askew (Ray), 18 nieces and nephews, and his mother-in-law Kathryn Erneston Gilmore. A Memorial Service will be at Grace Immanuel Bible Church on Monday, September 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. 17475 Jonathan Dr. Jupiter, FL 33477. In lieu of flowers, gifts may be given to Grace Immanuel Church or Bow Down Ministries, P.O. Box 1630, West Palm Beach, FL 33402 or (bowdownchurch.com)

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Published in Palm Beach Post on Sep. 16, 2018.
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June 27, 2020
Sorry for you loss.
Tom, if you see this contact me brother.
Terry Townsend
September 18, 2018
Dee, I'm so sorry for you loss in the home-going of Billy. Randy shared with me about his passing just this morning. The last time I saw Billy was at David's home-going celebration. Even though many years had passed since we last saw each other, WOW, what a bear hug we shared! We talked about the old days as two guys who had one wonderful thing in common, outside of our Lord, that Loveland Bond'! Even though we weren't Loveland by name, they were our family, too! Whenever I hear his name, I see that infectious' smile and grin of his! Billy's was a life well lived and he will be missed. As Father brings you and Carol to mind, I will pray for encouragement and peace until our Savior returns for us or we join Billy, David and a host of other loved ones in our eternal home. May you be strengthen through Fathers love during this time of loss. Tony Moore
Tony Moore
September 18, 2018
Dee, I'm so sorry to hear about Billy's passing. Randy shared the news with me this morning.
Whenever I hear his name, I see nothing but that great big grin! Our last time together was at David's home-going celebration, and even though it was many years since we've seen each, what a bear hug we shared. We talked about how we both shared that special 'Loveland bond'... family! Billy's was a life well lived! As Father brings you and Carol to mind, I will pray for encouragement until either He comes for us, or you rejoin Billy and David around the throne! Our Father's love to you - Tony Moore
Tony Moore
September 17, 2018
Juanita Henson
September 17, 2018
Billee Heath-Harvey
September 17, 2018
I only met Mr Reed a couple of times while visiting Barnabas with my parents. His love of God showed through his gentle kind spirit.
Beverly Nelson
September 16, 2018
Mr. Reed,
I have never met another person who cared so much and treated my son like you did. You impacted his life in more ways than you could ever know and brought him closer to Christ too. We are truly heartbroken by your passing. To your family, may God hold you close during this incredibly sad and difficult time. Prayers and love to you all, Kelly Henson-Evertz
September 16, 2018
My sincere condolences to Dee Reed, Melissa, Billy III, Bobby, and Brian, Nancy and Ray Askew, and all the family, grandchildren, and friends of Bill's. He leaves a huge legacy. Happy that he is rejoicing with the Lord and with others that have gone before him, sad for those who miss him greatly! Prayers for comfort today and the coming days and months!!
brenda harlacher
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