William D. “Bill” “Sonny” Reed, age 77, of Huntington, passed away Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at 11:03 pm at Parkview Randalia Hospital- Fort Wayne. He started working in his father’s business of Reed Disposal Service, later purchasing the business upon his father’s retirement and changing the name to Reed Custom Hauling. Upon his retirement he sold to H & H Disposal. Sonny enjoyed bowling and fishing (especially ice fishing) and was known for his great sense of humor.
Bill was born December 2, 1943, in Huntington, a son of Dale J. and Gladys Irene (Burley) Reed. On December 12, 1964 he married his beloved wife of 56 years Nancy Kern in Huntington and she passed away December 23, 2020. Surviving are 2 daughters Theresa Wyatt and Julie (Tony) Harrell both of Huntington, grandchildren Billy Wyatt, Jake Wyatt, Aaron Harrell, Bryan Harrell, Logan Harrell, great-grandchildren Alana Wyatt, Eliana Homdrom, Ryder Wyatt, Reed Wyatt and 2 sisters Sharon DeWitt of Warsaw and Susie (Junior) Nelson of Bippus. He was preceded in death by a grandson Cody Wyatt, 3 sisters Connie Holmes, Janet “Kay” Smith, Laura Newsome, and a brother Thomas “Doc” Reed.
Visitation will be held Monday, July 12 from 5-7 pm at Deal-Rice Funeral Home- Huntington Chapel preceding the 7:00 pm funeral service. Burial will be at a later date at Mt. Etna Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to the Family c/o Deal-Rice Funeral Home, 338 E. Washington, Huntington, IN 46750.
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