Bill Reed, age 86, passed away on Monday, July 31, 2017, in Richardson, Texas. Graveside services were held on August 2, 2017, in Hillcrest Memorial Park.
Bill was born on August 28, 1930, to Holland Forrest Reed, Sr. and Inez (Pierce) Reed, in Quinlan, Texas. He graduated from Kilgore High School. He enlisted in the Air Force in 1950 and was in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged in 1954. Bill graduated from the University of Tulsa with his Bachelor’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering. He married Sue Robertson on September 18, 2008 in Marietta. He was an avid golfer. He “shot his age” every year until he was 82. He could fix anything he worked on.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary DeLois (Bartgis) Reed in 2002, they were married for 49 years; two brothers, Howard Reed and Harold Reed; and one grandson, Joshua Reed.
Bill is survived by his wife, Sue Reed; two sons, Michael Reed of Midland, Texas, and Martin Reed of Midland, Texas; one daughter, Gwenna Reed Roberts of Dallas; one brother, Holland Reed, Jr. of Lake Whitney, Texas; three granddaughters, Leah Reed Sides, Shannon Reed Patton and Melissa Reed Briggs; two grandsons, Zane Robinson and Reed Roberts; six great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson. Condolences may be left at