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Thomas Reed, Sr.

March 12, 1933 ~ July 19, 2018 (age 85)
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Thomas Earl Reed, Sr., 85, of East Ridge, passed away on Thursday, July 19, 2018 in the arms of his wife, Charlotte Longley Reed.


Tom was employed with DeSoto, Inc. for 35 years and Specialty Enterprises for 25 years and was a member of Brainerd United Methodist Church.  He was a member of Temple Lodge #430 F&AM where he served as Past Master.  Tom loved to fish, travel and read his Bible.  He will be lovingly remembered by not only his wife, but his extended family who took such joy in his presence and wise words.  He leaves his strong legacy through his brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. 


Mr. Reed was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Reed, Jr., who, along with his wife, were the light of his life. It always was, “family first,” in his words and actions. Tom, Jr. and Charlotte were blessed with his unconditional love.


The family will have a private burial.


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Arrangements are by the South Crest Chapel of Lane Funeral Home, located at the end of historic Missionary Ridge, Rossville.


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