Donald Ray Reed, 85, of Sapulpa, Oklahoma went to be with The Lord on March 9, 2018 surrounded by many of his loving family.
Don was born April 3, 1932 in a small house in Okemah, OK to parents Roy Lee and Gertie Jones Reed. He was one of 4 children. He would tell you that times were hard during the depression, but they always had enough to eat. His family moved to Phillips, Texas where he graduated from high school and went on to work for Phillips Petroleum company. He worked for them for 37 years and eventually retired at 55 years of age, while living in Minden, LA. He enjoyed traveling the country with his wife, Ellen Dean Reed until her death in 2002. Don loved God and served as a Deacon for over 60 years, always active in the churches where he lived. He also loved to be a witness for God by serving as a Gideon for over 40 years and distributing Bibles anywhere that would allow.
He leaves behind his wife, Treca Hamlin Reed of Sapulpa, OK, his sons, Douglas Reed of Dubberly, LA, David Reed and his wife, Linda, of Spring, TX and daughter, Donna Reed Simmons and husband Bruce of Shreveport, LA, and only surviving sibling, Jerry Reed and wife Patricia of Sapulpa, OK. He is also survived by 6 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly and always enjoyed spending time with. He would love sharing his memories of growing up in Oklahoma and Texas and especially playing football for the Phillips Blackhawks during high school. Those times molded him into the wonderful person he was.
He is preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Katherine Carter, brother, Kenneth Reed and his wife of 53 years, Ellen Dean Reed.