John Wayne Reed – September 19, 2017

John Wayne Reed, age 71, passed away September 19, 2017 peacefully in his home with his daughters Amy and Lisa at his side. John was a spirited individual with a wonderful life that came to an end much to quickly.
John Wayne served his country through the Army Reserves.
John Wayne enjoyed so many things in his life such as traveling, gambling, sports, especially golfing with his friends, and of course the Dallas Cowboys until he moved to Colorado and began to love the Denver Broncos
He worked hard, put himself through school and persevered earning a Bachelor’s degree from WTAMU while working full-time.
John Wayne ended up putting in over 39 years with SPS/Xcel Energy.  Starting at the bottom and working his way up to becoming a Regional Marketing Manager.  He retired in 2010 in Thornton, Colorado.
John was preceded in death by his father Alvin Baylus Reed Sr , mother Irene Atchison Reed and brothers William David Reed and Donald Eugene Reed and a sister Mary Joyce Reed.
He was born in Montevallo, Alabama and had many fond memories of his childhood like eating cornbread and drinking buttermilk with his Mamaw as well as her homemade peach cobbler and fried green tomatoes.
He enjoyed family get togethers and especially spending time with his grandchildren, Savannah and Rider (whom he called “Red Rider”) and Matt and his family.  John Wayne is  survived by his daughters Amy Waynette Weldon and her 2 children, Rider and Savannah of Aurora, Colorado,;  Lisa Key Moss and husband Scott, their son Matt Moss and wife Crystal and daughter Dahlia all of Amarillo, Texas; a sister Donna Dickson and husband Cecil and their children and families of Alabama; a brother Alvin Reed Jr., his wife Brenda and their children and families of Texas. And all of his cousins and dear friends from Texas to Alabama.
And if you knew John Wayne, you knew how important his fur baby, Molly, was to him.
If you would like to honor John Wayne, please consider donating to the JDRF or the Alzheimer’s Foundation.
A special thank you to BSA Hospice of the Southwest for their care and compassion.

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