Ernest "Ernie" Reed, 79, of St. Joseph, passed away Thursday, September 13, 2018 at a local healthcare facility.
Ernie was born August 4, 1939 in Skidmore, Missouri to Ernie and Mary Reed.
On February 17, 1960 Ernie married Jeanie Butzer in Skidmore, Missouri.
Ernie worked for Sherwood Medical; retiring in 1994. He was a member of Grace Evangelical Church, and was past president of Full Gospel Businessmen's Fellowship International.
Ernie was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Elbert Reed, sister Donna Davis, and a great grandson, Collin Rissler.
Ernie is survived by his wife, Jeanie, of the home; his children; Rhonda Rissler (Bill), St. Joseph; Brenda Friess (Robert), Independence, MO; Edwin Reed (Lisa), St. Joseph; Karen Johnston (Tony), Kansas City, MO; sister Darlene Burgess (Fred), St. Joseph; brother Gary Reed (Emelie), Bolckow, MO; sister-in-law Peggy Reed, Maryville, MO; grandchildren, David Rissler, Evan Rissler, Kelsie Johnston, Brie-Anna Everett, Lauren Reed, Tyler Reed, Austin Reed and Amber Friess and three great grandchildren.
Funeral Services will be held at 11:00am Monday September 17, 2018 at Grace Evangelical Church. The family will receive friends from 9:00am to 11:00am. Pastor Dennis Jennings officiating. Interment will follow at Bennett Lane Cemetery in Savannah.