Age 91, of Wilmington, DE, passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 20, 2017. He was born in Portsmouth, VA to the late Thomas N. and Martha F. Reed. He was a graduate of John Marshall High School, Richmond, VA and Virginia Polytechnic Institute, Blacksburg, VA. He served aboard the destroyers USS TARBELL and USS STEINAKER during WWII. He worked for DuPont in the Plastics Department for 40 years.

He often said the luckiest day of his life was December 28, 1949 when he and his wife Alice were married. He was the proud father of Rosalyn and Thomas. He also leaves three wonderful granddaughters, Lindsay, Kristine and Bethany.

All services are private.

In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Saint Paul's United Methodist Church, 1314 Foulk Road, Wilmington, DE 19803.