Avery Gene Reed
- April 6, 1929 - July 30, 2012
- Rich Creek, Virginia
of Avery's Passing
Carilion Hospice Services New River Valley
707 Randolph Street, Suite #251
Radford, VA 24141
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“I still remember vividly the summer of 1976 in Rich Creek Va. The bicentenial. Gene and his band playing FANTASTIC music during all the festivities....Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Tracey Fields Haney - Norman, OK
Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Timmy, Stevie and the rest of the family today. Gene Reed’s was able to effortlessly make...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: Donna Lage - Lancaster , SC
“So sorry to hear about Gene. The whole Reed family are in our thought and prayers at the loss of this loved one. he was a great man that could make...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Timothy Galloway - joliet, IL
“Alma Jewel and family.. We are so sorry to hear bout Gene.. He was a wonderful, fun loving man.. We have such fond memories of him... Know you all...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Dianne & Bobby Gautier - Narrows, VA
“So sorry for you great loss. Praying God's loving arms will embrace you and give you to strength need at this time. Gene was truly a building stone...Read More »
5 of 17 | Posted by: Sylvia Jean Arnold Stalvey - WV
“Love you all!
The Williams and Akers Families
6 of 17 | Posted by: Amy - Strasburg, VA - Cousin
“I want to express our whole hearted sympathy for Mrs. Reed and the Reed family. Mr Reed was a very special man to us as well. We didn't get to see...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Amy Akers - Strasburg, VA
“Ruth, Vela and Families...Our Deepest Sympathy to you all in your loss. Our Love, Thoughts and Prayers are with you at this time. WR and Donna...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: WR and Donna Carole Johnstona - VA
“To many stories to tell.. From Hunting to fishing playing solfball , basketball , Bowling.. Fome the rides through the mountians.. I was there today...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Rick Ould - Glen Lyn, VA
“We were saddened to hear of the passing of Gene. As a child growing up in Glen Lyn I spent many nights at the Reed home place running and playing as...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Alton & Drema Thompson - Narrows, VA
“When the Lord calls our loved ones home,
He leaves a gift of memories in exchange.
Hold on to your memories, and let them guide
you during this...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Jean Thompson - Lancaster, SC
“Alma Jewel and family, Please know that you all have been and will remain in my thoughts and prayers. I have known Gene for, I guess, as long as I...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Patty Thompson Ballengee - WV
“OH WHAT A SINGING,OH WHAT A SHOUTING, WHEN WE MEET HIM IN THE AIR!!
I know that the Reed's and Francis's are having a grand time in Heaven playing...Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Jerry and Virginia Smith - WV
“We are so sorry for your loss. Gene was a great man and will be missed by many. Gene lived his life here on earth and is now living in Heaven. All...Read More »
14 of 17 | Posted by: Sheila Dunn & Joe Brown - WV
“I am so sorry for passing of Uncle Gene. He was a wonderful man and a great musician. I loved sitting on the car port and listening for hours to Gene...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: Kristen Jones - Pembroke, VA
“I Will always rember unkle Gene as a good man with a lighthearted spirit. I have many fond memories of Unkle dean and Gene playing music on the...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Steven Reed - Statesboro, GA
“alma jewel and family,
uncle avery will certainly be missed, especially around the exxon. prayers go to you and your family during this difficult...Read More »
17 of 17 | Posted by: barry skeens - grayslake , IL
Avery Gene Reed, 83 of Rich Creek departed this life Monday, July 30th, 2012 at his home surrounded by his family.
A lifelong resident of Giles County, he was born in Glen Lyn on April 6th, 1929 and was the son of the late James Henry and Nettie Ann Virginia Mullins Reed. In addition to his mother and father, he was preceded in death by five brothers, Ira, Hugh, Watha, John and James Reed; and two sisters, Mary Booth and Helen Spangler.
An avid musician, Gene carried on a rich tradition of old time music forged by his father, the world-renowned Henry Reed. As part of the Reed Family Band, Gene played guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and harmonica. He was also an avid bowler, hunter, and fisherman. In addition, he coached and was commissioner of youth and adult league recreation for 50 years, and was widely known by everyone as "Uncle Avery." A loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and brother, he will be deeply missed by his family and many special friends.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of over 62 years, Alma Jewell Meadows Reed; two sons, William Steven Reed and wife Elizabeth Bennett Reed of Raleigh, North Carolina, Timothy Alan Reed, Sr. and wife Linda Doyle Reed of Princeton, West Virginia; five grandchildren, Christophor Steven Reed and fiancée Jessica Lloyd of Graham, North Carolina, Avery Michael Sean Reed and wife Kristin Hutson Reed and their children, Avery Landon and Hutson Bennett of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, Bryan Keith Reed and wife Vanessa Eastman Reed and their children, Joshua Steven, Sophia Grace, and Lena Ann of Hope Mills, North Carolina, Delnora Lynn Reed of Cookeville, Tennessee, Timothy Alan Reed, Jr. and wife Cassie Cahill Reed and their children, Brylan Thomas and Easton Matthew of Princeton, West Virginia; two brothers, Neal Reed of Statesboro, Georgia, and Alfred Dean Reed of Rich Creek, Virginia; two sisters, Ruth Ratcliff and Vella Anderson, both of Rich Creek; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many special friends.
Funeral services will be held Friday, August 3rd, 2012 at 11 AM in the Chapel of Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows with Tony Reed, Minister, and Pastor David Spencer, officiating. Burial will follow in Sunrise Memorial Gardens in Rich Creek. The family will receive friends at Riffe's Funeral Service Thursday from 6 to 8 PM. The family requests that those sending memorial contributions, please consider Carilion Hospice Services-New River Valley; 707 Randolph Street, Suite #251; Radford, Virginia 24141.
The family is being served by Riffe's Funeral Service in Narrows, (540) 726-2442, and online at riffefuneralservice.com.