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David E. Reed passed into the loving arms of Jesus on March 9, 2023.
David was born to the hardworking farm/oil field family of Emery and Lorene Reed of Kaw City Oklahoma on May 12, 1932. Later the family moved in various places in Northern Oklahoma. David spent most of his growing up years on "Reed's Corner" near Shidler, Oklahoma, where he graduated in 1950. David spent his teenage years spraying fruit trees in California and working the oil derricks in Texas and Southeast New Mexico.
David Married Harriet Annin at the Apostolic Church of God of Webb City, Oklahoma on September 28, 1952.
Six weeks later he was drafted in the U.S. Army where he served during the Korean Conflict. At that time, Harriet moved to Eunice, New Mexico. There at 18 years of age, Harriet went to work for the city of Eunice. That employment lasted for the next 49 years. Upon David's honorable discharge, the young couple remained in Eunice as David became an employee of El Paso Natural Gas Co. for 35 years serving at oil center, Jal #4, and Jal General camp as maintenance Supervisor. Upon retirement, he then went to work for the Eunice housing authority as housing director where after 28 years he retired in 2013.
David and Harriet were founding members of the Eunice Assembly of God church. David and Harriet were dedicated throughout the duration of their lives to the success of their church. David served on the deacon board for over 60 years. Along with having served on the deacon board, he also taught Sunday school class for that same amount time. His spiritual service did not stop there as he served as lay-leadership for the New Mexico District Council of the Assemblies of God in various capacities. With a calling of God to preach God's Word, throughout the years he preached in various churches throughout Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico. He served the Kingdom of God with all distinction, diligence, and consistency.
David was met in Heaven by the love of his life, Harriet. Father and mother. His oldest brother Gene (Betty) and his youngest brother Wavne (Jenette). As well as his sisters, Earshelene Naomi (Royland), Madonna (Wayne), and a great grandson, Jakob Blackburn.
Those that will meet David later are two brothers Don Reed (Faye) and C.L. (Rose) Reed. Two sisters Norma Pace (Ruben) and Sharon Reed-Page (Uncle Jess.) David and Harriet's two Children, Ramona Fredeck and Kenneth Reed and his wife Elizabeth all of Eunice New Mexico. David has four grandchildren, Christopher Shane Fredeck and his wife Misty of -Bridge City, Texas, Adrienne Blackburn and her husband George of Artesia New Mexico, Ryan Fredeck of Kansas City, Kansas and Tver Reed and his wife Abby of Lubbock Texas.
David's great grandchildren are Brianna, Shay, Kapri, Bella Fredeck, Jade, Jaimee, Jordin, George Robert, and Joshua Blackburn and Harper and Finley Reed.
David has three great-great grandchildren. Hadleigh and Charleigh, Drake.
Services will be held at the Eunice Assembly of God in Eunice New Mexico on Friday, March 17th, 2023, at 2:00PM. This will be followed by the graveside service at Brunson memorial cemetery of Eunice as well.
Ministers officiating will be Rev. Dr. Kenneth Reed and Rev. Stephen Harper. We appreciate Becky Dittrich, Ludy Robinson, and Roxie and Willi Luster for their music ministry.
Public visitation starts on Thursday, March 16 at 4PM to 8PM. Preparations for the family have been provided by the Eunice First Assembly of God under the direction of Jessica Harper and others.
Flowers for the service are appreciated and memorial donations can be made to Eunice First Assembly of God Church, The Reed family appreciates the love and prayers that have been extended toward our father and grandfather. Our dad was a life changer and our lives have been forever changed by his Christlike example.
Arrangements are with Calvary Funeral Home of Eunice. New Mexico
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