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     David Bradley Reed, age 36, of Marietta, Georgia, formerly of Lamar, passed away Saturday, July 3, 2010 at Barton County Memorial Hospital.


     Brad was born March 15, 1974, at Joplin, Missouri, to Ben and Marianne (Harris) Reed.  He graduated from Lamar High School in 1992 and earned a degree from Missouri Southern.  On August 12, 1995, at Lamar, Brad married Bethaney Ann Shields and they made their home in Lamar where Brad had worked for O’Sullivan Industries. In 2004, Brad accepted a position as the director of National Transportation Programs for AmeriCold in Atlanta, and they moved their family to Marietta, Georgia.


     Brad was a member of Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church in Marietta and a former member of the Lamar Metro Club.  He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed sports and hunting, and his greatest joy came from being a dad and spending time with his family.


     Survivors include his wife, Beth, and children, Benton, Olivia, and Chloe, all of the home; his parents, Ben Reed, Jasper, Missouri, and Marianne Reed, Lamar; a brother, Adam & wife Denette Reed, two nieces, Whittley & Marissa Reed, all of Lebanon, Missouri; parents-in-law, Tom & Ann Shields, Lamar; sister-in-law, Kim Shields, Jefferson City, Missouri: maternal grandmother, Mary Jo Harris, Lamar; paternal grandmother, Donna Reed, Lockwood, Missouri;  a large extended family and a host of friends.He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Jim Reed and Dalton Harris.


     Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 6th at Lamar United Methodist Church with burial in Lake Cemetery.


     The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday, July 5th at Daniel Funeral Home.


     Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society (Lamar Relay for Life) or Wesley Chapel, in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#32 San Antonio, TexasShannon Washburn 2010-07-14 11:01
For the Reed and Shields families,

My sincerest sympathy for the passing of Brad. I will always hold fond memories of Brad as a great guy with an adventurous spirit and a contagious laugh. I wish your families courage, determination and strength. We were all blessed to have him touch our lives.

Deepest Sympathy,
Shannon Washburn
#31 Marietta, GALisa and Tony Dick family 2010-07-11 00:11
Beth- I know I don't know you real well but well enough to let you know if we can do anything at all for you or the kids please dont hesitate to call on us.. You and the kids are in our thoughts and prayers... Please also know that our Rocky Mount community will miss Brad as well... You have three wonderful blessings together;-) Thoughts and prayers! Lisa, Tony, Max, Sami, Anthony and Paighten
#30 Greenwood, SCWade Ball 2010-07-09 08:17
Family of Brad Reed,

I am so sorry to hear of Brad's passing. I worked closely with Brad at AmeriCold in Atlanta several years ago. He was the Best of the Best. You are in our prayers.

#29 Pilot Grove, MOMary WhiteKurtz 2010-07-08 14:04
Adam heart felt sympathies are sent your way for your entire family. Our prayers are with you.
#28 Annetta Wiggins 2010-07-08 13:22

May God continue to strengthen you, bless you with courage and grant you His peace. Brad was well loved at Americold/Cross Dock and will truly be miss. My heart & prayers are with you & the children. Always know you can cast your cares on God, He will see you through. He is our Fortress, our Comforter and the Rock of our Salvation.

#27 Lamar, MissouriMayfield Families 2010-07-08 07:11
The Reed Families,

We are so sadened for your loss. May your memories give you comfort and courage in keeping Bradley in your hearts forever. May he soar with Angels!

Mayfield Families
#26 Carl Junction, MOJill Cole Adams 2010-07-07 21:19
I am SO SORRY for your loss. I remember being his neighboor growing up and babysitting him and his older brother. I'm sure he was as special as an adult as he was as a cute, little boy. I give his loved ones my deepest sympathy.
#25 Mobile, ALGeraldine Powell 2010-07-07 14:53
My heart goes out to the Family of Brad. After They Are Gone. When someone we love passes away, we ache, but we go on; Our dear departed would want us to heal. We need time to remember and time to mourn, before the recovery starts. As we go through this period of sorrow; Let's help each other, with tender care to find a brighter tomorrow.
#24 lamarjanice 2010-07-07 14:34
Didn't know Brad well, but his dad Ben is a special person, and if he took anything from him he was special too. Worked with Ben on his conservation newsletter. And his grandma (Mary Jo) was my sunday school teacher in my pre-teen years, couldn't ask for a better role model. Life is measured by love and not by days. I know you will hold special memories close to your hearts. God will be with you all during your time of sadness.
#23 California MOMoniteau Co SWCD 2010-07-07 06:37
Ben, Beth, Benton, Olivia and Chloe
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Brad put up a good fight but God wanted him to come home. Remember the good times and the fun, but mostly the love he gave all of you!
Nancy Kirby
Bruce Longan
Carl Allee Will Dietzel
Harold Haldiman Darrell Hoellering

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