Alvin, Texas — Funeral services for Doug Reed, 79, of Alvin, Texas, are today at 10 a.m. at Southview Baptist Church, 23003 South Hwy 288, in Rosharon, Texas. Burial will follow at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, Texas.
Mr. Reed died Monday, March 31, 2014, at Kindred Hospital Clear Lake, Webster, Texas. He was born July 12, 1934, in Manitou, Okla., to John and Ethel Reed. He was a resident of Alvin, Texas, for more than 40 years. He grew up and attended school at Roff, where he played basketball and baseball. He attended LeTourneau College in Longview, Texas, where he played basketball. He also attended California Baptist College where he met his wife, Earlene Moore. They were married Aug. 19, 1961, at Sprinville, Calif., where all three of his children were born.
He moved to Alvin, Texas, in January 1971 when he was employed by GAF chemical plant in Texas City. He worked as maintenance supervisor for many years and retired in 1997. He then did delivery driving for Eddie Reynolds Company in Alvin. He also sang with the Gilbert Brothers.
Mr. Reed served as a deacon and Sunday school teacher and drove the bus for First Baptist Church in Alvin. He was a member of Southview Baptist Church in south Houston.
Survivors include his wife, Earlene Reed; daughters, Karen Cornelius and husband, Frank, and Debra Holcomb and husband, Tracy; son, Jon Reed Sr.; sister, Geneva Petticrew; nine grandchildren, Kayla Wood, Jon Reed Jr., Brittany Reed, Courtney Reed, Matthew Reed, Christopher Cornelius, Samuel Cornelius, Joshua Holcomb and Hannah Holcomb; three great-grandchildren, Cambria Wood, Cohen Wood and Adryian Reed; and numerous other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents.