Thomas Butler Reed

April 6, 1939February 10, 2021

Thomas Butler Reed, 81, was born April 6, 1939 to Miles and Margaret Reed in Ridgely, Maryland and passed away on Wednesday, February 10, 2021. Tom grew up on a farm outside of Denton, Maryland and graduated from Caroline High School in 1957. He served in the US Army October 1958- January 1962 serving his last 25 months in Frankfort, Germany. Upon his return to the USA, he visited Tampa, met the girl next door, Sharon, and they were married August 23, 1963. Tom worked for First Florida Banks for 17 years and in February 1979 he began Tom’s Travel catering to senior travelers until his retirement in 2012. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Marion. He is survived by his wife Sharon, sons Tom (Kim) and Chris (Kathy) and grandchildren Chandler, Kennedy, Katie, Paige, Lauren and Meredith and his sister, Ruth Pippin. In lieu of flowers, suggested donations could be made to Thawley United Methodist Chapel, Denton, Maryland, Southeast Guide Dog School, Palmetto, Florida or Bayshore Baptist Church, Tampa, Florida. From Tom – “Please know that I am in a better place and with my Savior, Jesus because I asked him to come into my life and he forgave me of my sins- just as you can.” A memorial service will be held at Bayshore Baptist Church on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2:00pm. It can be viewed online on the church’s website.


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Marian Annette Reed Smith Wales

February 20, 2021

Hearing Uncle Tommy speak, receiving a hug and watching him hold the young children gently and in the same way my father did gave me comfort and peace. His stature and gentle giant nature resembled my Dad most especially in their last years here with us. I have fond memories of your family visits home to the farm. I am sad that the distance prevented us to be there with you all today. It is wonderful to see you. I know he is smiling down so proud of all of you. Sending so much love to you all.

Bonnie Dust

February 13, 2021

Sharon: I know your heart is broken. It's hard to try & find words to comfort you. Tom was a fun loving person. I will always remember his laugh. Tom fit right in with the Waterson family even though he thought we all spelled it wrong. Love you cousin💓

Tami (Waterson) Chiaramonte

February 13, 2021

My sweet cousin Sharon, i am so deeply sorry on the loss of Tom. He was such a sweet n wonderful man. I am grateful we all came together at the reunion and was able to see and visit. . May he rest in peace until we all meet again.
With deepest sympathy,