2/7/15 —- Billy Wayne Reed

veteran3Billy Wayne Reed, of Manchester, passed this life on Tuesday, February 3rd, 2015 at his residence at the age of 64.

Mr. Reed was born in Woodbury, Tennessee to the late Lloyd and Olean Parker Reed.

He served his country in the United States Army in Vietnam, where he received a Purple Heart, Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal and numerous other awards for his heroic and valiant actions. He went on to work as a Supervisor with Bumblebee Boats and was a member of Estill Springs Nazarene Church. In his spare time, Mr. Reed enjoyed drag racing his Chevy Nova.

In addition to his parents, Mr. Reed is preceded in death by one sister, Patsy Ann Reed.

He is survived by his wife, Shirley Reed of Manchester; one son, Kevin Wayne Reed and his wife Amanda of Manchester; one daughter, Stacie Bryant and her husband Jeff of Tullahoma; one brother, Jackie Reed and his wife Kathy of Manchester; one sister, Wanda Reed of Tullahoma; six grandchildren, Lyndsey Reed, Kevin Reed Jr., Austin Reed, Jeffery Bryant, Jeremy Bryant, Katie Bryant; and 12 great-grandchildren.

Visitation for Mr. Reed will be held on Friday, February 6th, 2015 from 5:00-8:00 pm at Kilgore Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 at 11:00 am in the Kilgore Funeral Home Chapel with Pastors Richard Reed, Matt Hastings, and Ron McCormick officiating.

Burial will follow at Rose Hill Memorial Gardens with military honors.

Kilgore Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.