Walter Henry Reed Sr. 1930 - 2011 Lawrence
Funeral service for Walter Henry Reed Sr., 81, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary. Burial will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.
He died Saturday, Aug. 6, 2011, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.
He was born May 4, 1930, in Clarksville, Ark., the son of Willy David and Helen Hogan Reed.
Mr. Reed retired as a custodian from the Douglas County Courthouse. He was the coordinator for the annual Thanksgiving dinner. He was famous for his wassail and good cooking.
He married Barbara J. Herbert on March 14, 1969, in Reno, Nev. She preceded him in death May 2, 2000.
He was also preceded in death by two sisters, Irene Vaughn and Sidney McCullough, and two brothers, Willy Alfred and Thirl McDonald.
Survivors include three daughters, Sharon Walker, Wanda Reed, and Denise Reed, all of Lawrence; two sons, Kevin, Martinez, Calif., and Walter Jr., Florida; a sister, Carol Harris, Lawrence; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
The family will greet friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.
The family suggests memorials to Babcock Place Resident Fund, sent in care of the mortuary, 120 W. 13th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com.