Gary M. Reed, 81, of Mooresville, N.C., passed away peacefully on Wednesday evening, August 11, 2021.
He was born on July 8, 1940, in Muncie, Ind., and was the son of the late Clyde A. Reed and Marian Myers Reed. Gary grew up in Selma, Ind., and was a graduate of Selma High School. He married his high school sweetheart Patsy, and they recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Gary loved all sports but especially his involvement in Indy Car racing. One of his most cherished memories was working at the Indy 500 race as a fuel man for various race teams throughout his 15-year career. Gary retired in 2006, following 40 years of employment with St. Mary’s Cement Company in Detroit, Mich. He valued his strong relationships with his customers and colleagues and several became lifelong friends. Some of his most memorable accomplishments were supplying all the cement for Comerica Park (Tigers), Ford Field (Lions), and the Detroit Metro Airport.
Gary loved spending time with his granddaughters, fishing in Canada, watching NASCAR racing and manicuring his lawn to perfection, earning him the name “Golf Course Gary”.
He leaves behind his beloved wife Patsy; daughters Kimberlyn Reed of Kannapolis, N.C.; Tamara Caldwell (Dale) of Mooresville, N.C.; son Dean Reed (Sherry) of Fort Wayne, Ind.; sister Jeffra Luce (Mike) of Selma, Ind., and four granddaughters, Avery Trivette (Jamie), Alexis Alexander (Tyler), Mackenzie Caldwell (Gary), and Taylor Gerding (Travis), and three great granddaughters. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 1 p.m. at the Parson Mortuary, 801 W. Adams Street, Muncie, IN 47305, with Pastor Rusty Clements officiating. Burial will follow at Gardens of Memory Cemetery north of Muncie. Friends may call at the Parson Mortuary on Friday, August 20, 2021, from 12 noon until time of service.
For those who are unable to attend the service, you may go to the following link for the live stream https://www.parsonmortuary.com/obituary/Gary-Reed.
Memorial contributions may be made to Gordon Hospice House, 2341 Simonton Road, Statesville, NC 28625 or Southside Baptist Church, 525 South Broad Street, Mooresville, NC 28115.
Cavin-Cook Funeral Home & Crematory, Mooresville, is serving the Griffith family. Condolences may be made to the family at www.cavin-cook.com.