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Robert Reed

July 19, 1927 March 25, 2019
Robert Reed
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Obituary for Robert Reed

DE SOTO – Robert Norman Reed, 91, passed away Monday, March 25, 2019 of natural causes at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale. He was a long time resident of De Soto, Illinois.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m., Friday, March 29, 2019 at First Baptist Church, DeSoto with Pastor Josh Wehrmeier officiating. Burial will follow in De Soto City Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Meredith Funeral Home, Carbondale.

Robert was born July 19, 1927 to Frank and Mary Reed.

Robert was a retired sheet metal worker and proud member of the local 268 union for 60 years. He spent the years of his retirement doing mission work around the country helping with recovery and rebuilding after natural disasters and repairing houses for those in need. He was an active member of De Soto First Baptist Church where he served as trustee and custodian for many years. Robert was an avid outdoorsman. An accomplished hunter and fisherman who taught and shared this hobby with his children and grandchildren.

Mr. Reed is survived by his brother, Homer; his children, Verna and Steve; his grandchildren, Cheryl, Jennifer, Lori, LeeAnn, Dominic, Tony and Leslie and by many great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Don; sister, Becky; wife, Dorothy; children Gene and David; and granddaughter, Karla.

Memorials may be made to De Soto First Baptist Church and will be accepted at the funeral home or church.

To leave a story or memory of Robert visit www.meredithfh.com


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Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

28

Mar

5:00 PM 3/28/2019 5:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 3/28/2019 8:00:00 PM
G Meredith Funeral Home

300 S. University Ave.
Carbondale, IL 62901

G Meredith Funeral Home
300 S. University Ave. Carbondale 62901 IL
United States

Service

Friday

29

Mar

10:30 AM 3/29/2019 10:30:00 AM
First Baptist Church of DeSoto

301 N. Hickory St.
DeSoto, IL 62924

First Baptist Church of DeSoto
301 N. Hickory St. DeSoto 62924 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

De Soto City Cemetery Final Resting Place

212 S Ash Street
De Soto, IL 62924

212 S Ash Street De Soto 62924 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

First Baptist Church of DeSoto

301 N. Hickory St.
DeSoto, IL 62924
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