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Eugene Alvin Reed, 91, of Moneta passed away on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at his home. He was preceded in death by his parents Harley and Lillian Reed and his two wives, Norma Hudson and Betty White Jarrell.

He is survived by his son; Kevin and wife, Chrinne Reed and granddaughter Jenna; also, his partner of 20 years, Clara Ebert and Valdor and Virginia Ebert, Bob and Melody Hirsch and Brad and Cindy Jones who were always there for Gene and truly loved him.

Gene worked for the Roanoke Times and World News for 41 years. He moved to Smith Mountain Lake and built his retirement home. Gene really loved the Lake and got Happy Acres area up and active.

Gene was a Boy Scout Leader at St. Marks in Roanoke for 20 years. He was very busy here in Bedford and Smith Mt. Lake helping to build homes, he drove for Bedford Ride and he did maintenance for LCMA for a number of years, he also helped build handicap ramps. Gene would help anyone who needed help and would always say that he would take his pay in the form of a cake or pie.

Gene was active in his church, Trinity Ecumenical Parish even during the last eight years as he was dealing with dementia and couldn’t do much, but he was there each Sunday they were open.

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Posted by:
Rock Hudson

Posted on:
March 1, 2021

I have very fond memories of Uncle Eugene from riding back and forth to St. Mark’s in the back of his truck with my Cousin Kevin and Eugene lifting the truck bed while we moved on down the rode to him taking his boat out on Smith Mountain Lake so I could water ski for the first time.. He was always funny and always helping someone out. Eugene was a good man and though he will be dearly missed, know that he is with God.

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Jackie Stanley

Posted on:
February 28, 2021

Gene was always the epitome of cheerfulness on Sunday mornings at Trinity. It was such a pleasure to talk with him before and after classes and services. His smile lit up the room; his kindness knew no bounds. I will truly miss him. Please know that I'm praying for God's comfort and peace for you, Clara, and your entire family as you adjust to life without Gene. With love and hugs, Jackie

 

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