Joseph D. Reed, age 48, of Castalia, died Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, in his residence, following a lengthy illness.
He was born Sept. 13, 1964, in Berlin Heights, and was a 1982 graduate of EHOVE. He owned and operated Reed Supply in Castalia, and loved motorcycles.
Joe is survived by his parents, John and Carolyn Reed of Castalia; one daughter, Jennifer L. Reed of Toledo; two sons, Lucas A. Reed of Castalia, and Andrew D. Reed of Columbus; six grandchildren, Hunter, Lance, and Casey Reed, Noah and Hannah Kearns, and Amirah Stokes; his companion of many years, Marlene Taylor; her children, Mariah Riedy, Dalten, Gabriel, and Deven Taylor; three sisters, Sandy (Rick) Fayard of Missouri, Mary Jo (Mike) DeChant of Huron, and Karen (Terry) Blankenship of Castalia; six brothers, Mike Reed of Clyde, Thomas Reed of Findlay, James (Lisa) Reed of Indiana, Robert Reed of Fostoria, Ohio, Paul (Mary) Reed of Clyde, and Johnny (Niki) Reed of Bellevue; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Patricia Reed; and brother, Daniel Reed.
Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, at Ransom Funeral Home, 610 S. Washington St., Castalia, and 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, in care of Ransom Funeral Home, Castalia.
Condolences may be shared with the family at ransomfuneralhome.com.