Thomas Kent Reed

Born: Tue., Aug. 13, 1946
Died: Tue., Jan. 8, 2019


1:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Sun., Jan. 13, 2019
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

Memorial Service

3:00 PM Sun., Jan. 13, 2019
Location: Shirley & Stout
Lincoln Road Chapel

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Thomas Kent Reed, 72, Kokomo, passed away at 10:55 a.m. Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at his home. He was born August 13, 1946 in Kokomo to Victor Lloyd and Ruby Bernice (Kellar) Reed. On October 3, 1969 he married Rita Sweeney and she survives.

Thomas was a hard working family man who enjoyed camping, fishing, competition canoe racing, John Wayne Movies, and racing stock cars at Kokomo Speedway. He also served on the Kokomo-Center Township School Board and enjoyed working with school children on the Polar Express. Thomas loved coaching his children in their sports and working on the family farm. He had a passion for the Indy 500 where he worked security for the race track. Most of all he loved spending time with family, especially his grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Rita Reed; son, Kurt Reed; grandchildren, Dyrk Reed and Bayli Reed; brother, Stephen (Karen) Reed; sister, Christine Reed; nephews, Andrew (Courtney) Reed, Barr Reed, and Roger Reed; niece, Tawny (Rick) Addison; and great-nephew, Malakah Reed.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Marcus Reed; and brothers, Richard Reed and James Reed.

A memorial service celebrating Thomas’ life will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, January 13, 2019 at Shirley & Stout Funeral Home & Crematory, 1315 West Lincoln Road. Friends may visit with the family from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Messages of condolence may be left at

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Douglas Thomas
   Posted Fri January 11, 2019

Hand-Tuned Windchime was sent by Kokomo Firefighters 2nd Platoon.

Our sincere condolences from your brothers & sister on 2nd platoon.

A. Casey, formerly of Marion
   Posted Fri January 11, 2019
Offering my condolence to the family & friends of Thomas Reed. As you cherish the many fond memories of Mr. Reed, reflect on the time when sickness & death will be conditions of the past! (Revelation 21:3,4; 1Corinthians 15: 26) This is what our loving God Jehovah has promised and Jesus Christ himself guaranteed the hope of seeing our loved ones again by means of the resurrection. (John 5:28,29; Acts 24:15; Isaiah 26:19)
May God’s word comfort you each day, as we await the fulfillment of his promises! (Joshua 23:14)

Larry and Susan Timme
   Posted Fri January 11, 2019
Rita we are so sorry to hear of tom's passing. I am sorry now that i was not able to see him more than i had. Just understand this he has no more pain and suffering for he is with the Lord.