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Thomas Allen Reed

1952 - 2019
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
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Tom lost his fierce battle with cancer on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 and went on to fight with the Lord’s Army.

Service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in Biggers Funeral Chapel.

Burial with Military Honors at 2:30 p.m. at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.

Memorials: The family requests, that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Briar Reno Volunteer Fire Department at 185 W. Reno Rd., Reno, TX 76020.

He was born in St. Paul, Minnesota to L.H. Reed and Louise Pappas Reed. He was a Vietnam War veteran in the US Army and a retired Boilermaker with Local 74 for 45 years. He served one term as Mayor of Pelican Bay. He has honorably served on the Briar Reno Fire Department for the past 16 years, where he was named as the first and only Sergeant in the state of Texas.

He was preceded in death by his father; stepfather, Michael Woolsey; and brothers, Michael James Reed and Terry Michael Woolsey.

Survivors: Tom has two daughters, Deana Orr (Christopher) and Stacy Hannah (Torrance); a bonus daughter, Ashley Andreasen (Michael); five grandchildren, Chase Harper, Alexis Shelhorse, Aiden Orr, Tre’ Rathers and Ava Hannah; three bonus grandchildren, Bryson, Brody and Brenna Varnado; he also has two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Rowan Gaines; one very loving and loyal animal-companion, BlackJack; his mother, Louise Pappas Woolsey; his brothers, Larry Reed (Diane), Russell Reed (Patti), Kenny Reed (Regina); many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The Azle News,

July 17, 2019 Edition