Allan K. Reed passed away on December 6, 2006 after a long, courageous battle with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).
Allan was born in Willard, Ohio on September 1, 1935 to Elden and Juanita Reed. He was a graduate of Bowling Green State University in Ohio in 1957 with a Business degree. He joined Retail Credit Company in Cleveland, Ohio in June of 1957 as an insurance investigator. Having graduated as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U. S. Army, he was assigned to Fort Benning, Georgia, and then, Fort Knox, Kentucky as an instructor. His business career was put on hold for six months when he served in the Army. Then he came back to business in Cleveland, Ohio, where he married his college sweetheart, Norma Jean McMaster. She and Allan were married on March 29, 1958. They had two children, Jeffrey Alan and Laura Elizabeth.
Allan held management positions in Dearborn, Michigan, Atlanta, Georgia, Miami, Florida, and Houston, Texas with Retail Credit Company which became Equifax, Inc. He became sales manager in Houston with offices in San Antonio, Dallas, and Galveston. In 1992, Allan retired to Walden and enjoyed Bridge with the Walden Men’s group and his best buddy, Brian Buffone and neighbor, Charlie Barron.
Allan will be missed dearly by his wife, Norma, of 48 years; his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Becky Reed of Nacogdoches; daughter and son-in-law, Laura Elizabeth and James Tucker; and their beloved grandchild, Chelsea Lynn Tucker, age 9. Allan will be mourned by his brother, Roger Reed and wife Peggy of Boulder, Colorado; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Jim and Judy Brugman of Hudson, Ohio; and niece, Cindy Rau and husband Tom of Geneva, Illinois. A host of other loving relatives and friends also survive.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the American Lung Association of Texas, Houston and Southeast Region, 2030 N. Loop West, Suite 250, Houston, TX 77018, the S.P.C.A. of Montgomery County Texas, P.O. Box 2792, Conroe, TX 77305, the Conroe Humane Society, 8535 Highway 242, Conroe, TX 77385 or to the charity of your choice.
A private family entombment will be at Garden Park Cemetery on Saturday, December 9, 2006