Roger Lee Reed, 53, of Greenup, Kentucky went to be with the Lord while surrounded by family on October 13, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer, at Community Hospice Care Center in Ashland, Kentucky.
Roger was born October 28, 1962 in Ashland, Kentucky a son of Helen Quillen Reed of York, Kentucky and the late John Milton Reed.
Roger was a member of Greenup First Baptist Church. He was a 1980 graduate from Greenup County High School. He was a 1985 graduate of Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science. He started his career as a Funeral Director at former Riggs Funeral Home in Greenup, then after graduating from Mortuary School he went on to work at Strode Funeral Home in Tompkinsville, Kentucky before starting his own. He served on the Greenup County Public Library Board for several years and the Ashland Regional Airport Board for 7 years. He was a member of the Greenup Business Association, Greenup Lions Club, and the Eastern Kentucky Funeral Directors Association for 30 years. Roger has had his Private Pilot’s License and been a member of the Aircraft owners and Pilot Association for many years. He was a member of various former horse clubs and associations and has served as President of several. Roger coached many GCYSA soccer teams and several elementary & middle school basketball teams.
Roger had a great love for Wyoming and Montana, where he had two of his favorite memories. In the summer of 2012, he rode his mule Eleanor through the Big Horn Mountains of Wyoming and in the winter of 2009 he flew aerobatics in Butte, Montana.
In May of 1986, Roger & Bambi opened Reed Funeral Home, when Roger was at the age of 23. They married in September of 1986 and celebrated their 30th anniversary this year. Most importantly, he loved his family dearly and had a great love for the Lord.
Roger experienced more in his 53 years than what most will in 90 years. Roger’s kids always told him to “Wake up and fight” and that is what he did to the very end. Roger’s wisdom and stories will forever be remembered. He will live on in the hearts of all who knew and loved him.
In addition to his mother he is survived by his loving wife of 30 years Bambi Lynn Fisher Reed
Crockett Lee Reed and his Fiancé Sara Elisabeth Hardin of South Shore, Kentucky
Wade Delaney Reed of Greenup, Kentucky
Cassie Jo Reed of Greenup, Kentucky
Melissa and Jimmy Newsome of Malonton, Kentucky
Keith and Terri Reed of Raceland, Kentucky
Claude and Leigh Ann Reed
Tom and Joetta Reed
Allen and Shelia Reed all of Lloyd, Kentucky
Several nieces, nephews and friends that loved him.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 pm on Monday October 17, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Greenup, Kentucky by Dr. Tom Melvin and Bro. Wayne Stephenson.
Burial will be in Bellefonte Memorial Gardens in Flatwoods, Kentucky.
Visitation will be from 4:00-9:00 pm on Sunday at Reed Funeral Home and two hours before the service on Monday at the church.
Northcutt and Sons Home for Funerals is in charge of arrangements.