Thad F. Reed



Thadus Fred Reed, age 40 of Forest City died Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Thad was born on May 31, 1977 in Cleveland County and was a son of Levonna Wells Reed of Forest City and the late Frederick Hicks Reed who died in 1989. He was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church and a graduate of Chase High School, Class of 1995. Thad was also a graduate of Western Carolina University where he earned a degree in both Mechanical and Electrical engineering and was the owner and operator of Reed Engineering in Forest City.

In his spare time Thad enjoyed so many things in life. He enjoyed restoring classic automobiles, hunting, motorcycle riding, weight lifting and working in his shop with his German Shepherd, Daisy. Recently he received his certification as an open water scuba diver. Thad had a tremendous heart for others and always found fullfilment in helping others.

Thad was the grandson of the late Robert L. Wells and Vonnie Crowder Wells, and the late Robert Martin Reed and Ola Mae McDaniel Reed.

In addition to his mother he is survived by his wife, Krista C. Reed, a son, Jake Ellis of Forest City, two daughters, Morgan Reed of Forest City and Neely Reed of Ellenboro, and brother, Ronald Kevin Kallay of Rutherfordton.

The funeral service will be held Sunday, August 13 at four o'clock in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church with the Reverend Matt Mills and the Reverend Bob Philbeck officiating. Visitation from 2 until 3:45 pm prior to the service. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.

Memorials may be made in his memory to Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, 397 Mt. Pleasant Church Road, Forest City, North Carolina 28043 or the Community Pet Center, 861 Piney Ridge Road, Forest City, North Carolina 28043.