Born 7-8-1910 -- Died 12-10-2003
Charlie Lee Reed, 93, son of the late Joe Reed and O'Cona Adams Reed, was born July 8, 1910, in Gatewood, Mo., in the Calm community, and died Dec. 10, 2003, in Poplar Bluff, Mo.
He was united in marriage to Arlene Pritchard and was later united in marriage Nov. 3, 1934, in Gatewood, Mo., to Bertha Yarber who preceded him in death on May 24, 1985. He was a graduate of Couch High School, a teacher and a farmer and cattleman for many years.
He was a member of the Liberty Freewill Baptist Church and Warm Springs Freewill Baptist Church for many years where he enjoyed singing tenor in the choir. He liked his hounds, fox hunting and the fellowship with many hunters. Going to the fox pen for a chase was one of his greatest joys. He was a loving father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be greatly missed by his family, friends, neighbors and special caregivers.
Survivors include three children -- Roland Reed and wife, Sharyn of Gatewood, Mo., Phyllis Williams and husband, Boyd of Thayer, and Monita Stamer and husband, Harry of Seminole, Fla.; six grandchildren -- Sharla Amick and husband, Chris of Warm Springs, Ark., Tara Newman and husband, Chris of Jonesboro, Ark., Lana Hastings and husband, Tommy of Woodlands, Texas, Diane Jones and husband, Paul of Ferguson, Mo., Bill Schleper and wife, Karen of Kansas City, Mo., and Tom Schleper and fiancee, Beverly Waddle of Saint Petersburg, Fla.; three great-grandchildren -- Seven Schleper, Nicole Schleper and Gracie Amick and special friend, Norma Hulen.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers -- Edd, Lois and Homer Reed; four sisters -- Birthy Reed, Verna Simmons, Bessie Yarber and Vica Tyler; and a granddaughter, Roan Reed.
Services were Dec. 13 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel in Thayer with the Rev. Glenn Murray officiating. Burial was in Thayer Cemetery in Thayer, Mo. with arrangements by Carter Funeral Home Inc. of Thayer.
Pallbearers were Chris Amick, Bill Schleper, Paul Jones, Chris Newman, Tom Schleper and Mike Amick.