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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Thad was a friend of my daughter's. 25 years ago I needed a battery and had no way to get a ride. She called and ask if he could get me a battery and put it in. He gladly brought it, put it in and I payed him and he never complained. Just wanted to say you raised a fine young man. And someday I will thank him again. God be with you.
Submitted by Teresa Humphries on Aug 11 2017 09:00:25 AM
Shocked is such an understatement. My heart breaks for you all. Thad was a wonderful person who would do anything he could if you needed help with something. He will be truly missed. Praying Gods comfort and peace for each of you.
Submitted by Brandy Brooks on Aug 11 2017 08:27:57 AM
Thad you were an awesome guy, better friend, and best machinist I've ever known. You'll always be missed, never forgotten, and remembered always! My thoughts and prayers are with tor family and friends, rest in peace my friend.
Submitted by Mark Roper on Aug 11 2017 07:20:04 AM
So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family
Submitted by William Sisk on Aug 11 2017 05:34:55 AM
We send our prayers to the family. So sorry for your loss.
Submitted by Bill and Shirley Edwards on Aug 11 2017 02:00:54 AM
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Bill and Shirley Edwards lit a candle on Aug 11 2017 01:57:48 AM
With deepest sympathy to Family and Friends in your loss.
Submitted by Jean lee on Aug 10 2017 11:31:33 PM
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Prayers for all the family. May God hold you in His loving arms.
Submitted by Junior & Jenell Greene on Aug 10 2017 10:15:52 PM
RIP THAD REED. My condolences to the family. May GOD comfort you in this most difficult time.
Submitted by Annette on Aug 10 2017 10:13:18 PM
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