The delayed memorial service for Pastor Charles Reed, planned for July 11th at 2pm, has been adjusted to address the Corona-virus situation. The location has been changed to a large tent on the camp ground attached to the Lakefield Baptist Church, 24230 County Road 98, McMillan MI 49853, approximately 15 miles west of Newberry.
Following the service, fellowship and a very light snack will be offered, the location, either inside or or outside around the church’s fellowship hall, to be based on individual preference and weather. The family encourages patronage of local restaurants during the supper hour.
Pastor Charles “PR” Reed, 84, was welcomed into the presence of His Savior on Christmas Day, in Leesburg, Florida. During his 61 years of ministry, PR and Ruthie served in Michigan churches in Wyoming, Cambria, Grand Rapids, Newberry (twice), Dollar Bay, Marquette, McMillan, and Sault Sainte Marie; and in Toledo, Ohio and St. Paul, Minnesota. He was a frequent speaker at numerous Bible Camps, summer Bible Conferences and countless pulpit supplies. In semi-retirement, he developed large annual ministries to youth, evangelists and pastors in Cuba.
Survivors include his loving wife, Ruth; four children, nine grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren; siblings Howard (Shirley) Reed, Irene Kalnbach, Eleanor (Jay) Walsh, Maxine (Fred) Carlson and Harold Reed; brother-in-law Allen Teed.
Questions regarding the memorial service may be addressed to Tim Reed, 602.617.2135