Donald Wayne Reed, age 76 of Austin passed away on May 16, 2020. He was born on August 22, 1943 in Austin, Texas to parents Herman A. Reed and Annie Francis (Carline) Reed. Don remained there until he moved to Friendswood two years ago. He married the love of his life, Joyce (Felfe) Reed on May 4, 1962 in Thorndale, Texas. Dad and mom just celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary.
Don and Joyce were lifelong members of Hope Lutheran and Redeemer Lutheran in Austin. In his younger years, he enjoyed downhill skiing and stock car racing. He was a Longhorn baseball fan and enjoyed his season tickets at Disch Falk Field. He was a lifelong Cowboy fan and later enjoyed Houston Texans and Astros as well. Family vacations were very important, where they would take cruises and go on camping trips together. He coached softball for his wife and their daughters. He enjoyed watching sports on TV and listening to John Denver’s music. He liked to shop, so much so that he did all the shopping in the house especially at HEB. He retired from the City of Austin as electrical design technician for underground utilities. After retiring, his hobby was stock trading.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman A. and Annie Francis Reed.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife, Joyce Reed of Leander, Texas; children: Dona Miller and husband Dan of Montgomery, Texas, DeAnn Massey and Tom Massey of Friendswood, Texas, Walter Reed and wife Erica of Leander, Texas; sisters, Peggy Hindmarsh of Austin, Texas, Ann Sutton and husband Danny of Goldsboro, North Carolina; grandchildren: Scott Miller, Caden Miller, Mazlin Massey, Thomas Reed Massey, Ashly Edelen and husband Jeremy, Addison Reed, Alex Reed; as well as numerous other family members and friends.
We wish to thank his care team at Friendship Haven Nursing Home for their love and support the last two years. Especially his daughter DeAnn who managed his care and was a true blessing to him right to the end.
A Celebration of Life and Graveside services are to be determined for a later date.
“Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” Colossians 3:2-4 NIV