Died: Fri., Aug. 2, 2019


9:30 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Aug. 10, 2019
Location: Grace Apostolic Church

Celebration of Life

11:00 AM Sat., Aug. 10, 2019
Location: Grace Apostolic Church

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Eugene Reed, 83, of Indianapolis, Indiana, with closed eyes and shallow breathing, drifted into heavenly peace early on August 2, 2019 at 6:09 am. He was an Ambassador for Christ every single day since his early years. He continually kept abreast of the teachings of the Bible. His beliefs and faith were unshakable. While a Deacon here at Grace Apostolic Church, he stayed committed and always encouraged others to come into the knowledge of Christ. He would greet you with “One Day at a Time” or “To God be the Glory”

Eugene's his childhood was spent in the small town of Pulaski, Giles County, Tennessee., his birth place. His parents, Tommie and Mary L. (Brown)  Reed raised Eugene and five siblings in the urban section of Pulaski. Three sibling, Albert Lee Reed, James William Reed and Cora Lee (Reed) Hunter predeceased him. He leaves to cherish, his other two siblings, Annie Ruth (Reed) Blackshear of Louisville, KY and Joe (Louise) Reed of Meridian MS.

Eugene graduated from Bridgeforth High In 1954 in Pulaski and enlisted in the U. S. Navy where he was honorably discharged after 4 years. Upon returning home from the Navy, Eugene married his sweetheart, Erma Griffin on June 5, 1959 . Their 60 year union (60 this year) was blessed with one daughter and four sons to whom they instilled core values of hard work, education and dedication.

The loving, close-knit family spent quality time together through out the years. Eugene’s love commitment and dedication to his wife and children was undeniable.

Eugene retired after 30 years of service from Navistar (formerly known as International Harvester) after retiring,  he continued his knife (tool) sharpening business which became a full time job  with contracts with major business and most major marketplace butchers.  His equipment would sharpen anything from small scissors to lawnmower blades and clippers...

Eugene: “THE MAN”  Smart, committed, trustworthy and dependable. A promise made was a promise kept . He loved to fish and would fish any lake, river of stream. Football was on of his favorite sports as well. In high school he played football and basket ball. Every year he’d plant tomatoes and welcomed everyone to share in the harvest. He enjoyed spending time reminiscing with friends at a McDonalds where old memories, new stories, and coffee was shared weekly. Eugene was a constant “teacher”. No one could escape his relentless Bible teachings strongly advising  everyone to “get on board”. 

Eugene leaves to cherish his memory children, Randall (Tammy) Reed, Debra Reed, Travis (Tara) Reed, Dewayne Reed, and Stephen Reed. Siblings: Joe L. (Louise) Reed, and Annie Ruth Blackshear, twelve grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, a host of cousins nieces and nephews.

Eugene: was preceded in death by siblings: Pastor Albert Lee Reed of Milwaukee, Wisconsin and Cora Lee (Reed) Hunter; brothers–in-laws, Ralph Blackshear, George Hunter and sister-in law, Nancy (Ross) Reed.


Humbly Submitted………………….….The Family




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