REED, Dean L. Sr. (Mr. P), 81, of Rayland, OH, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
Dean was born July 9, 1932, in Barnesville, OH, son of the late Thomas and Mary Ankrom Reed.
He was retired from Norfolk & Western Rail Road, and Harmony Industries.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death, most recently, by his beloved brother, Dave; and brothers, Leonard, Richard; infant twins; sisters, Nancy, Janie, Kathy; and an infant sister.
Dean was a simple but hard working man who lived a simple life. He enjoyed motorcycling, and in the past raced stock cars, along with his brother Dave, at the former De-Bo race track in Rayland and other tracks in the Ohio Valley. He especially loved animals; there wasn't a stray that he wouldn't take in to care for.
He is survived by his beloved wife, angel and caretaker of 61 years, Jean (Conner) Reed; sons, Dean Jr. of Hopedale, Joe (Peggy) Reed, Ed (Brenda) Reed of Rayland; daughters, Barb (Julius) Telek of Plum Run, Connie (Reed) Emery of Smithfield; sisters,; Carolyn (Bob) Rea of Rayland, Janet Hamby and companion of NC; 11 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; and dozens of nieces and nephews.
Per Dean's wishes he will be cremated. There will be a memorial service celebrating his life, held on Friday, Feb. 28, at 1 p.m. at the J.E. Foster Funeral Home, Inc., 107 Hill St., in Smithfield, OH.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting that donations be made in his name to the Jefferson County Animal Shelter PO Box 233 Steubenville, OH 43952 or Hounds Haven 22 Twp. Rd. 150 Dillonvale, OH 43917.
Condolences may be offered to the family on our website www.jefosterfh.com.