Harold Daniel “Dan” Reed, 80, of Amarillo died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018.
A viewing will be held on Friday, Nov. 23, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd. Burial will be at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018, at Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial services will be at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors.
Dan was born May 16, 1938, in Iowa City, Iowa, to Griffith “Lee” and Bessie Reed. He grew up in Iowa Falls and never lost his love for the “Scenic City.” He was an Army veteran, a graduate of Iowa State University, and an electrical engineer who retired from Southwestern Public Service Company. Dan served faithfully as a member of St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church. He loved the service, the message, the friendships, and, of course, the beautiful music played on an exquisite pipe organ. Christmas was his favorite holiday. When he and his buddy Ernie McAnally wanted to impress their grandchildren with a light show, they started a tradition that has lasted for years. They worked tirelessly every year to help create Candy Cane Lane, a magical display that many people look forward to each holiday season. Dan was a devoted father and grandfather, beloved neighbor, and friend to his community.
He was preceded in death by his wife Sharon Reed and his sister Thelma Martin. His family includes children Kristi Ferguson and husband Jason, Debbie Sandoval and husband George, Michael Reed and wife Patti, and Mark Reed; eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; a brother, Frank Reed; a sister, Linda Brumleve; stepchildren Annette Teter and husband Kevin and Calvin Bailey and wife Heather; five step grandchildren and three step great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his first wife and mother of his children, Joyce Donley.
Dan will be missed by all.