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MICHAEL PATRICK REED
October 13, 1952 ~ November 9, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old
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Michael Patrick Reed, a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend passed away on November 9th, 2023, at the age of 71 at Good Shepherd Hospice in Lakeland, Florida. Mike was the loving husband of Christine Reed. They shared 35 wonderful years together.
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Mike was the son of Frank and Helen Reed. After graduating from Lane Tech High School (Chicago) in 1970, he proudly served as a sergeant in the United States Air Force and went on to earn a Bachelor’s degree from Elmhurst College in Illinois.
Mike dedicated his career to State Farm Insurance, where he worked for 36 years before retiring. Beyond his professional accomplishments, Mike was a man of many passions. He enjoyed reading, writing, listening to music, volunteering at local animal shelters, spending time outdoors, and most importantly, cherishing moments with his family.
Mike's kind, lighthearted, and funny nature left an indelible mark on those who knew him. His ability to bring a smile to anyone's face was a testament to his warm and compassionate spirit.
Mike is survived by his loving wife, Christine Reed; daughter, Kate Pazda (Michael Pazda); stepsons, Eric Johnson (Riley Johnson) and Philip Johnson, and five grandchildren, Aubrey, Amelia, Fuller, Olivia and Ezra; sisters Lynda Harman and Kathy Reed; and many loving nieces, nephews, and friends. He was predeceased by his father, Frank Reed, his mother, Helen Reed, and his nephew, Roy Warner. A memorial will be held on December 22, 2023 at 11:30am at Bushnell National Cemetery to honor Mike’s life and cherish the memories he created. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to be made to Alzheimer's Association, Good Shepherd Hospice of Lakeland, or Local Animal Shelter. Mike's absence will be deeply felt by all who knew and loved him. His kindness, humor, and unwavering support will forever be remembered. His legacy lives on in the hearts of his family and friends, who will continue to cherish the moments they shared with him.