VINTON: William F. “Bill” Reed, 86 died Monday, September 5, 2016 at the Keystone Nursing Care Center. Bill’s body was donated to the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. A Memorial Service will be held 10:30 AM, Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Victory Baptist Church, 703 Water Street, Center Point with Pastor Larry Daubs officiating. He and his wife, Shirley will be interred together at Maplewood Cemetery in Vinton at a later date.
Bill was born June 30, 1930 in Cedar Rapids to William Everett and Elsie Ruth (Hartson) Reed. He was united in marriage to Shirley Gillespie and they shared 58 wonderful years together. Shirley preceded him in death on June 26, 2012.
Bill was a member of the American Legion having served in the United States Navy from 1948-1950. He worked for Collins Radio for many years.
Bill is survived by his children, William (Debra) Reed of Wisconsin, Christopher (Pat) Reed of Colorado, Linda (Kermitt) Tietz of New Mexico, David Reed of Vinton and Shirley Reed of New Mexico; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; his sister Joyce Gorsuch of Barnes City.
Phillips Funeral Home is assisting Bill’s family.