Donald C. Reed, 85, died June 7. Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 10 with family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at Smith Family Mortuary, 1415 N. Rock Rd., Derby. Service: 11 a.m., Tuesday, June 11 at Hillside Christian Church, 8330 E. Douglas, Wichita.
Reed was born Aug. 31, 1933 to Clarence and Mildred Reed of Wichita. He was a tool and die maker for 20 years at Boeing, then a metal shop teacher for 20 years at Augusta Middle School. His third career was buying and selling antiques at his store Good Old Days – first in Mulvane and later just south of Newton.
Reed was preceded in death by his parents, brother Darrell Reed of Wichita, and sister Betty Yoder of Clements, Kan. He is survived by his twin brother Ronald Reed of Rolla, Kan. and sister Barbara DeGarmo of Wichita. He is also survived by his wife of 64 years Merita Reed of Wichita, son Jeff (Carol) Reed of Mulvane, daughters Cyndi Beckman of Derby, Sheri (Maroun) Abou Faissal of Wichita and Terri Reed of Wichita.
Reed was blessed with eight grandchildren: Jeremiah Reed, Amber Jansen, Christopher Reed, Megan MacKay, Zachary Reed, Michelle Payne, Emily Beckman and Enzo Abou Faissal.
Additional blessings include 13 great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a number of nieces and nephews.
If Don Reed touched your life, please join us celebrating his life. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with Hillside Christian Church.