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Little & Sons Funeral Home

1301 Main Street, Beech Grove, IN

OBITUARY

Robert "Bob" Thomas Reed

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Robert "Bob" Thomas Reed, age 98, of Indianapolis, Indiana passed away on Saturday July 6, 2019. Bob was born in London, Indiana to the late Emil and Louise Reed. Bob was a veteran of the U.S. Army and he served in WWII. He married Dorothy Lantz and they spent 72 years together.

Bob worked for Fred Beck Co. for many years before retiring. He enjoyed many activities including playing cards, horseshoes, golfing, bowling, gardening, walking, fishing, dancing and singing. Bob was a blood donor and he donated 119 pints of blood. He was given the nickname of "Papa Big Guy" by his great grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Bob is survived by his children, Dottie Joyner, Sandy Reed and Janet (Mike) Burget; 6 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. Bob was preceded in death by his loving wife, Dorothy "Dot" Reed; parents, Emil and Louise Reed; brothers, Leroy Reed, Walter Reed, Carl Reed and Clifford Reed; and son-in-law, Jack Joyner.

A visitation for Bob will be held on Monday, July 15, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Little & Sons Funeral Home, 1301 Main Street, Beech Grove, Indiana 46107. Additional visitation will occur Tuesday, July 16, 2019 from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 AM, also at the funeral home. Burial with military honors will immediately follow at London Cemetery in London, Indiana.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the TB Alliance, attn: Anu Mahalingashetty, 40 Wall Street, 24th floor, New York, N.Y. 10005 or to Good Shepard United Methodist Church, 2015 S. Arlington Ave, Indianapolis, IN.

  • FAMILY

  • Dorothy "Dot" Reed, Wife (deceased)
  • Emil Reed, Father (deceased)
  • Louise Reed, Mother (deceased)
  • Dottie Joyner, Daughter
  • Sandy Reed, Daughter
  • Janet (Mike) Burget, Daughter
  • Leroy Reed, Brother (deceased)
  • Walter Reed, Brother (deceased)
  • Carl Reed, Brother (deceased)
  • Clifford Reed, Brother (deceased)
  • Jack Joyner, Son-in-law (deceased)
  • 6 grandchildren
    18 great grandchildren
    Many nieces and nephews
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Ron Burget
  • Jeff Burget
  • John Joyner
  • Steve Joyner
  • Jason Yost
  • Rick Helminski

Services

  • Visitation Monday, July 15, 2019
  • Visitation Tuesday, July 16, 2019
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Memories

Robert "Bob" Thomas Reed

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Christy DeArmond Millat

July 11, 2019

Many happy memories of my childhood and Bob and Dot's friendship with my parents. My condolences to the family.

Richard Nye

July 9, 2019

How blessed I have been to know Bob Reed and call him my friend. You will be missed , but I know you are home with your Lord and Savior and your dear Dot. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dottie, Sandy, Janet and the entire family.

DAVID REED

July 8, 2019

Uncle Bob could bowl like a champion, I could never bowl that good! No matter how much i tried and how much he tried to teach me, I will never be that good! Will miss him very much, wish i tried to find more time to be with him. Take care!

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Bob 1943 - Overseas

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Bob Reed 1944

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Bob & Dot - S. Keystone 1946

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1943 - On the bridge between Barracks & Ashford General Hospital
White Sulfur Springs, WV

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Bob 1943 - Overseas

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Bob Reed 1944

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Bob & Dot - S. Keystone 1946

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1943 - On the bridge between Barracks & Ashford General Hospital
White Sulfur Springs, WV

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Len Smith, Bernard Edwards & Bob Reed - 1944

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Another of Rebecca Joyner's beautiful cakes for Bob & Dot Reed's 50th Anniversary Open House 4/8/1995

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Mom & Dad - September 2017