Wilson Holcomb Reed passed away at his home in Troy on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at the age of 67. Services will be at 2 p.m. Monday, March 17, 2014 at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home in Temple. Burial will follow at Roberts Cemetery in Troy.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014 at Scanio-Harper Funeral Home.
Wilson was born Dec. 24, 1946 to James Andrew and Mary Alice (Skeen) Reed in Palestine, Texas. He attended school in Palestine and graduated from Westwood High School in Palestine in 1965.
Wilson served two years in the U. S. Army where he was stationed at Ft. Hood.
On several of his trips between Palestine and Ft. Hood, he would stop for coffee at Horne’s Restaurant on I-35 at Pendleton Road. It was there he became friends with a sweet girl by the name of Sherry Oliver. Wilson and Sherry were married on May 25, 1968 at the Troy Church of Christ. They enjoyed 45 and a half years of marriage.
After living in Palestine for the first three years of marriage, they moved back to Troy and made it their home. Wilson was a member of the Troy Church of Christ.
Wilson started work for Texas Power and Light, now known as Oncor, in 1973. He retired in 2009 after 36 years. Wilson enjoyed his custom hay baling business and raising cattle. Wilson was always willing to help those around him.
Wilson was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Tommy Reed.
Wilson is survived by his wife, Sherry and their children, Candy (Ken) Schulz of Troy and Donnie (Connie) Reed of White Deer. He cherished his six grandchildren, Trevor and Laura Schulz of Troy, Zach Key of Pampa, and Makayla, Grace and Karlee Reed of White Deer.
Wilson also is survived by his two sisters, Mary Krauss of Oakwood and Ann Reed of Whitehouse; four brothers, Perry (Martha) Reed, Frank (Martha) Reed, John (Marie) Reed, and Freddie Reed, all of Palestine, along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to the Troy Volunteer Fire Department or Arms of Hope Children’s Home in Medina, Texas.