joseph reed
Joseph Edward Reed, 80, of Colliers, died Wednesday, January 14, 2004. He was born on July 7, 1923, in Colliers, WV, the son of the late Chill Taylor Reed and Essie M. Davis Reed Joe retired, as a welder, in the Strip Steel Department, of Weirton Steel Corporation, after 27 years of service. He served his country in World War II, in the US Army Medical Corp, stationed in Japan. He was a member of the Weirton Steel 25 year club. He enjoyed his work, his church, and his family. He was a very active member of the First Church of the Nazarene, in Weirton, for over 60 years. If he saw there was a job to be done, he did it. He held numerous positions at the church including Church Board Member, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday School Teacher, and Usher. Joe is survived by his wife, Betty Wright Reed, of Colliers, whom he married on July 7, 1942; his two sons, Larry Edward Reed, and his wife Sherry, of Colliers, WV; Ronald Allen Reed, I of Colliers, WV; a daughter, Karen Reed Gehrling, and her husband Gerard, of Uniontown, OH; three sisters, Eva B. Catlett of Colliers, WV, Della Chilensky of Toronto, OH, and Vera Benoschek of West Rogers Arizona; five grandchildren, Monta Sue Van Gilder, Ronald Allen II, Kenneth Ray, David Richard, Joseph Edward Reed.; eight great grandchildren, many friends, and church family. Visitation will be 7-9 PM Thursday, and 2-4 & 7-9 PM Friday, at the Greco Hertnick Funeral Home, 3219 Main Street, Weirton, WV Additional visitation will be 10 AM until the time of service at 11 AM, Saturday, at the First Church of the Nazarene 475 Colliers Way, Weirton, WV. Rev. Dana Snodgrass and Rev. Vaughn Davis will preside. Interment will follow at the Saint John Cemetery, Colliers. WV. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the First Church of the Nazarene 475 Colliers Way Weirton, WV 26062 Share tributes with his family at Funeral Home: Greco Hertnick Funeral Home 3219 Main Street Weirton, WV US 26062

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  1. Uncle Joe was a sweet man who loved his family and God with all his heart. He always had a smile for me and my boys when we were living in Weirton. We will miss him but have the wonderful knowledge that we will see him again.

  2. Betty and Family: We were sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Betty and Family: We were sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Dear Karen and family of Mr.Reed. Please accept my sincerest sympathies with regard to the sudden death of your father. He and you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time. May you be comforted by your faith and each other. Sincerely, Therese Dowd

  5. Aunt Betsy and Family, I am so sorry for yor loss of a wonderful man. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Take care. Love, Missy (Alma’s granddaughter)

  6. Dear Mrs.Reed, Just wanted to let you know that I am very very sorry to have her of Mr.Reeds dying and want you to know my sympathy is with you and all of your family at this time. I know you all are very sad at this time but also know that you know he is with Jesus now. I don’t know what else I can say right now but my heart is with you at this time. Til I see you.Pam Fogle

  7. Dear Betty and family, We were saddened to hear of Joe’s death. We will keep you in our prayers for the days ahead. May you feel God’s peace and comfort. Love, Sandy and Don

  8. Joe was a pillar of our church and will be missed so much. But our loss is heaven’s gain. I loved this man.

  9. I am so sadden to hear of your loss! From my earliest childhood memories Joe has been there ~ and he always held such a special place in my heart! I understand that there is no comfort to your feelings of overwhelming grief at this time; however, please let his faith in God and knowing that he is in heaven now, be of some amount of comfort to you now and in the days & years ahead. With many loving thoughts and just as many prayers ~ to Betty and all of Joe’s family. With much love to you all ~ Grace Rhodes D’Esterre.

  10. To Dr. Gehrling and family: I am so sorry to learn of the death of your father. Please accept my deepest sympathy in your loss. May you be aware of God’s love, peace and presence at this difficult time

  11. Larry Sorry to hear about your Dad. Lee called me this morning to tell me. We are in Florida so can not attend. Very sorry. Will call you when we get back. Don

  12. Karen, We are so sorry for the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. The Desrosiers Family

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