Melvin C. Reed, 82, of Reedsville, Ohio, passed away Monday, October 15, 2012, at his home surrounded by his loving family after a battle with cancer.
He was born May 17, 1930, at Long Bottom, son of the late Webster C. and Flossie (Swain) Reed. Brother of Doris (Bob) Gibbs and Willard (Ginger) Reed.
He was a 1948 graduate of Olive-Orange High School. He retired in 1993 from IBEW Local Union 972 after 31 years of service and continued with 63 years in the membership, worked at Viscoe for 19 years. He was in the United States Air Force from 1951-1955.
He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, JoAnn (Ice) Reed and their six children, Clair (Lisa) Reed of Little Hocking, Kenny Reed, Mel (Lisa) Reed of Reedsville, Perry Reed, Teresa (Brian) Causey, Anita (Russell) Lipps all from Coolville; eight grandkids, Cindy Rollison, Whitney Reed, Jake Holstein, Jason (Amanda) Reed, Jeremy (Stacy) Reed, Tabitha and Brady Causey, Britney and Christopher Lipps, Aimee Watson and David Roush; 11 great-grandkids
The family wants to give a special thanks to Dr. Reyes, Dr. Kyathari and their staffs and Paula (hospice nurse).
Services will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at White-Schwarzel Funeral Home, Coolville, Ohio with Adam Will officiating. Burial will be in the Eden Cemetery, where military graveside services will be conducted by American Legion Post 21, Albany VFW Post 9893 and Athens VFW Post 3477.
Friends may call at the funeral home, Tuesday, from 5-8 p.m.
You can sign the online guestbook at www.white-schwarzelfuneralhome.com