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William R. Reed

October 24, 1946 ~ August 3, 2021 (age 74)

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William R. Reed age 74, of Waterford, OH passed away Tuesday morning, August 3, 2021 at Marietta Memorial Hospital in Marietta. He was born October 24, 1946, in Waterford, OH a son of the late Cam and Jaunita Stiers Reed.


William was a United States Marine Corps Veteran and served in the Vietnam war. After returning from Vietnam, William became a truck driver. He was a truck driver for 49 years before deciding it was time to retire. He was a member of the Beverly legion, Post 389 and the Marietta VFW 5108.


In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his three brothers, Kenneth Reed, Blaine Reed and an infant brother; and his mother and father-in-law.


Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Marilyn Marie Ludwick Reed of 53 years whom he married February 21, 1968; two daughters Kay Erickson and Tina (Ted) Lemasters; six grandchildren Kristen (Josh Offenberger) Thomas, Nathan Lemasters, Jarron (Randy) Skinner, LaTasha (Josh) McKinney, Skyler (Haleigh) Wells and Brent Lemasters; 11 Great Grandchildren; four sisters Patty (Gary) Moore, Stella Reed, Phillis (Alby) Shields, and Debbie Robbins; a brother Mike (Denise) Reed. He is also survived by several brother and sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews.


Cremation will be observed with a Military graveside service August 21, 2021 at Center Cemetery near Waterford with a procession starting at 10:30am at Dodge Park to Center Cemetery. Chandler Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 609 West Street, Caldwell, OH 43724 has been entrusted to care for the family. 

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Military Graveside Services

Center Cemetery, Dodge Park, Waterford

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