Roger Reed was born on March 30, 1954, and went to be with the Lord on April 24, 2023. Roger was a loving husband, father, son, and Pappy. He was born and raised in Sulphur Springs, TX. He spent five years in the US Army. Attended Texas State Tech College, receiving his associate degree in automotive, and a certificate in meat processing. He returned home in 2006 to open Reed Scrap Metal with his brother, Richard Reed. With his love of music, in 2010, he started volunteering at the Riley Springs Jamboree, county music show. He gladly loaned his equipment and advice as a new era began in his musicianship and willingness to try new things. His open heart and hands made a positive mark on every young talent he worked with, and every person in the audience. He received the Community Pride Award in 2012, Man of the Year Award in 2019, and was a lifetime member of the VFW in Sulphur Springs. For a decade until health problems entered his life, Roger’s comedy, strengths, and talents were offered selflessly. Because of his love of county music and budding talent for that and more, he will not be forgotten and will be remembered by many with love.
Roger is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Josephine Reed, son, Roger Joseph Ray Reed and wife, Dr. Brenda Reed, daughters, Janet Harper and husband Gary, Charlene Stinson and husband Timmy, Billie Ibarra and husband Leo, Mary Willis and husband Jeremy, Audrey Tucker, Sandy Catravas and husband James, brothers, Steve Reed and wife Wanda, Bobby Joe Keller and wife Janet, Paul Reed and wife Sharon, Jerry Keller and wife Marion, Richard Reed and wife Rebecca, Mark Reed and wife Brenda, sisters, Peggy Jo Brzeski, Helen Baskin and husband Charlie, Rhonda Fallo and husband Todd, grandchildren, Amanda Jones, Jeremy Stinson, Darla Wilson, Kimberly Federico, Breanna Forgason, Devyn Jimenez, Jessica Murray, Caden Reed, Jayson Tucker, Hayley Tucker, Carson Reed, Timmy Stinson, Kyler Willis, Lucas Catravas, Patricia Reed, Rylee Willis, Logan Cartavas, and great-grandchildren, Juilette Janeway, Robert Janeway, Ryan Johnson, Dylan Stinson, Cambria Jimenez, Tyler Federico, Bradley Jones, Braeliegh Forgason, Sydney Federico, Brantley Forgason, Dylan Jimenez, Olivia Murray, Hayden Forgason, Amelia Murray, Donovan Jimenez, and Kaden Murray, Jr. Roger was preceded in death by his parents, Marvin Ray Reed and Mary Leona Keller Reed and siblings, Lloyd Reed, William Reed, Ricky Reed, Betty Long, Mary Jane Keller, and Judy Riley.
Memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 26, 2023, at West Oaks Funeral Home Chapel with Bro. Cleve Stafford officiating. Visitation will be held from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday, April 25, 2023, at West Oaks Funeral Home. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of West Oaks Funeral Home. www.westoaksfuneralhome.com