Rev. William Reed Obituary

Rev. William B. Reed
Rev. William B. Reed

November 6, 1932 - October 22, 2019
Born in Fairhaven, MA
Resided in Waterford, Connecticut

Obituary

Rev. William B. Reed
Waterford- Rev. William B. Reed, 86, of Waterford, former Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Waterford, died Tuesday, October 22, 2019. He was born in Fairhaven, MA November 6, 1932, the son of Lyman E. Reed and Ethel Broadbent Reed. He was the husband of Alethea Tripp Reed who predeceased him January 15, 2016.
Rev. Reed received his Master’s Degree in Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary. He was Pastor of the First Baptist Church in Waterford from 1969 until his retirement in 1987. Prior to this ministry, he was Pastor of Calvary Bible Church, Westport, MA from 1961-1969.
He is survived by a daughter Patti Waters of Waterford and two sons, Douglas Reed of Waterford, Roger Reed and his wife Jeanne of East Lyme; a brother Lyman “Lefty” Reed of Caronport, SK, Canada. He has four grandchildren, Nathan Waters, Kyle Waters, Oliver Reed and Lilyana Reed. He was predeceased by a son William Jr.
Calling hours are from 4-7 PM on Wednesday, October 30th at the Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home, 48 Grand St., Niantic. A funeral service will be conducted at 11 AM Thursday at the First Baptist Church of Waterford. Interment in Jordan Cemetery will be private.
Memorial gifts may be directed to First Baptist Church of Waterford, CT and Gideons International.
Condolences may be shared on Rev. Reed’s memorial page at www.neilanfuneralhome.com.

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Burial
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Calling Hours
Thomas L. Neilan & Sons East Lyme Funeral Home
48 Grand Street
Niantic, CT US 06357
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Service
First Baptist Church of Waterford
Rope Ferry Rd.
Waterford, CT US 06385
Thursday, October 24, 2019
11:00 AM

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