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.
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Thinking of this family in their time of need I am so sorry for your loss I am Krista Aunt Jessie she loved him so much as you all know my thoughts and my love and thoughts are with you all today
Submitted by Jessie and Paul Hensley on Aug 13 2017 01:36:00 PM
Dear Levonna, Ez and I are praying for you and your entire family during your time of grief. We did not get to know Thad very well but from what we are hearing, he was a wonderful friend and gentleman. Our hearts go out to you and wish you peace and love during the coming days, weeks and months ahead. God bless you and your family.
Submitted by Karen Kallay on Aug 13 2017 12:06:58 PM
My heart is aching...
Submitted by Margaret Portman on Aug 13 2017 11:44:05 AM
Lavonna and family: Many prayers and much love is sent to you! We are a family of strong faith and just remember, what God takes us to, God brings us through. Keep focused on all of the wonderful memories as I know you have many. And remember, Thad is not totally gone as he lives on through his family every day. Know that God has his arms around you all and will carry you through the times ahead.
Much Love, Leigh-Anna & Jeff Bailey; Lou Haynes
Submitted by Leigh-Anna Bailey on Aug 13 2017 10:09:34 AM
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I can remember working out in the gym with Thad. He was a great guy. Very well spoken and a gentleman. You will ALWAYS be in my thoughts. Praying for your family.
Submitted by Mary Putman on Aug 12 2017 11:52:47 AM
Krista we are praying for you and the family during this difficult time. May God give you strength and peace in the coming days.
Submitted by Chris and Kristin Harmon on Aug 12 2017 12:51:59 AM
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