Russell Duane Reed
Russell Duane Reed
  • November 17, 1944 - December 23, 2017
  • Iowa Park, Texas

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CMsgt Russell Reed (retired) of Iowa Park, Texas, passed away at Hospice peacefully with his family by his side on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Russell, or Russ, more affectionately known as "Papa", had put up a good fight, but God felt it was time for him to get the rest he so well deserved, and called him home. Since Russ was a kid, he had always had a deep passion for cars, a true car guy. His expertise of cars carried over to his Air Force career where he became both an aircraft mechanic as well as a trainer to future aircraft mechanics later in his career. After retirement, he settled in Wichita Falls where he eventually met the love of his life, Sandy. together, they helped to grow and nurture a very large family that truly loved him. His love and knowledge of cars was undeniable, and we all benefited from it. We all learned so much from Papa over the years. Papa was someone that you could always turn to when you needed help. Even if you didn't ask he was always checking on you to see if you needed anything. He was one of a kind. Russ was truly a great husband, father, stepfather, grandfather, great grandfather, and friend. I would be remised if I didn't mention the special love for his great grandchild, Preslie Clare. She brought a joy and peacefulness to him that was noticeable every time they were together. Papa will be missed everyday, and will always be remembered for his willingness to always be there when someone needed him. We love you so much and we will never forget you or what you stood for as a man and a protector to your family.
Russell is survived by brothers and sisters, Dave, Irene, Sue, John, Joy, Monty, Roger, special niece, Jeannie, as well as many other nieces and nephews; wife, Sandra, sons Russ, Jr. (Molly) and Chris; stepkids and spouses, Don, Cindy, Dean, Janice, Darrin, Kim, Stacy, and John; grandkids, Kurstin, Tiffany, Jordyn, Brent, Jeffrey, Katie, Shelby, Alexis, and several great grandkids.
Russ was preceded in death by both parents, David and Maxine and grandson, Rider.
Memorial services will be held at 3 PM on Thursday, December 28, 2017 in the chapel at Dutton Funeral Home in Iowa Park with Pastor Kendall Graves, Grace Church of Iowa Park, officiating.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Hospice of Wichita Falls for their endless efforts in making our Papa comfortable during his transition. The family asks that in lieu of flowers or gifts, please make any and all donations to Hospice of Wichita Falls.