Wendell Inaudia Reed

Wendell Inaudia Reed, 96, of Gleason went to be with his Lord on July 3, 2014.
Services were held at Gleason First Baptist Church July 5, 2014, at 2 p.m. Brother Kenny Carr of Long Heights Baptist Church in McKenzie officiated, assisted by Brother Keith Sumner of Gleason First Baptist Church and Brother Gary Stafford, interim minister of education at Union City Second Baptist Church.
Burial followed in Everett’s Chapel Cemetery in McKenzie. The pallbearers were Roger Reed, Richie Reed, John Robert Reed, Alan Reed, Donald Dugger and Pert Pritchett.
Reed was born to William Inaudia and Annie Reed on Oct. 30,1917, in McKenzie. He lived most of his life in Gleason, but served his country briefly in Washington, D.C. There he met and married Florence Etta Barrett of Burgess, Va. They were married 68 years. She preceded him in death 11⁄2 years ago, and he has resided in the Union City Manor since then. He had one brother, Rondell Reed, who preceded him in death.
He graduated from Gleason High School in 1935, Bethel College in 1941 with a B.S., Peabody College for Teachers with a M.A. in 1950. He taught science for 42 years at Gleason High School. He also served as the girls’ basketball coach.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Gleason and taught Sunday School.
He loved the Bethel and Tennessee Lady Vols basketball teams and the St. Louis Cardinals.
After he retired he became an avid fisherman and hunter and enjoyed gardening.
He is survived by one daughter, Patricia Reed Segraves, and son-in-law, Melton LeRoy Segraves of Union City; and two grandchildren, Chad (Leslie) Segraves of Chattanooga and Carrie-Ann (Clay) Segraves Hogan of Memphis. He was proud of his four surviving great-grandchildren, Ivy Hogan, David Hogan, Joeli Segraves and Eden Segraves; and Joy Segraves who preceded him in death.

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