Michael Warren Reed
August 23, 1985 – August 27, 2013
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Theta Kappa Brother Michael Warren Reed (ΘΚ 654), age 28 of Athens GA, tragically passed to Chapter Eternal on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Born August 23, 1985 in Athens, GA, Michael was a graduate of Oconee County HS. He attended Georgia Southern University where he was a brother of Sigma Nu Fraternity with his older brother Wesley S. Reed, ΘΚ 626. Michael served as a Combat Infantryman in the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division in the US Army and was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He loved his time in service to his country and with his brothers in arms. Most recently, he was co-owner of JWR Engravers in Athens, which he helped acquire an existing business, move to a preferred location in Athens, install new machinery, and reopen at the beginning of June.
Michael was a charter member of Oconee County’s Lacrosse Team and this last spring enjoyed volunteering as a coach for the current teams. Michael was a member of Athens First Presbyterian Church. While he attended GSU, he remained an avid Georgia fan, he followed the Bulldogs closely, even when deployed in Iraq. He could be seen at tailgate events at both home and away games donned in his favorite colors of Red & Black.
Survivors include his parents John and Patti Reed, grandfather Louie Reed, brother Wesley Reed, sister-in-law Lori Reed, nephews Braxton Warren and Maddox Avery Reed, and loved by numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and girlfriend Kacy Cargile.
Service will be held Friday, August 30th at 3:00 pm at Athens First Presbyterian Church (185 E Hancock Ave, Athens, GA 30601, 706-543-4338, www.firstpresathens.org) with visitation at the church following the service. Burial will be at Evergreen Memorial Park at 6:00 pm that evening. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project found by visiting www.woundedwarriorproject.org, or the Evan Marshal Scholarship Fund, 2408 Shenandoah Dr., Athens, GA 30606.
Visit http://sigmanugsu.celect.org/michael-w-reed-thk-654 to offer condolences and tributes. If you have pictures or memories of Michael, please forward them to alumni@SigmaNuGSU.com, so we can collect and publicize. Michael will be missed – our prayers are with Wesley and the entire Reed family.
SNETT (Sigma Nu Epsilon Tau Tau!)