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Bobby G. "Bob" Reed, 88, of Anderson, passed away on June 19, 2017, at Lindberg Crossing. He was born on Feb. 21, 1929, in Elwood, where he grew up and graduated from Wendell Willkie High School. Bob was a tool and die engineer for Guide Lamp Division of General Motors and retired in 1984 after 34 years of service.
In retirement, Bob moved to Naples, Florida, where he owned and operated a franchise business and was later instrumental in establishing a residential coop community for active senior living, Holiday Manor Coop. He was also a founding partner in the Pelican Creek Investment Group, a real estate holding corporation.
Bobby is survived by his wife, Barbara Reed of Anderson; children, Sherry Cain of Anderson, Michelle Marquand of Phoenix, and Andy Reed of Fort Worth; eight grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Thursa Lou Reed; daughters, Christine Wooldridge, Mary Kay Talbert, and Teresa Garrison; mother, Nettie Reed; father, James Reed; brother, James Reed; and sister, Annetta Watson.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at Loose Funeral Homes & Crematory, 200 W. 53rd St., Anderson.
Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Entombment will take place in Anderson Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions may be made to Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Published on June 28, 2017
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