Carl W. Reed
Carl W. Reed, 80, of Orange, passed away Tuesday, June 25, at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur. A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City, with Father Steve Leger officiating. Entombment will follow at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange.
Serving as Pallbearers will be the members of Knights of Columbus. Honorary Pallbearers will be Craig Reed, Brad Roy, Bruno Schulz, Perry Gray and Gavin Gray.
Visitation will be from 5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a Cursillo Rosary recited at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City.
Born in Mamou, La., Oct. 10, 1932, Carl was the son of Eraste and Vernice (Fontenot) Reed. He served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from DuPont as an electrician. Carl helped build St. Henry Catholic Church in Bridge City where he was a member and an usher for 42 years. He was a member of Knights of Columbus and volunteered at the Orange Christian Services on Thursdays where he worked in the pantry.
Carl is survived by his wife, Parnel Reed of Orange; daughter, Carlis A. Roy and husband, Brad of Bridge City; son, Craig A. Reed of Bridge City; daughter, Phyllis M. Schulz and husband, Bruno of Mauriceville; and Donna R. Gray and husband, Perry of Orangefield.
He is also survived by his three grandchildren and their spouses, Tyler and Ashley Bearden, Morgan and David Hinds, Gavin Gray; four great-grandchildren, Andie Bearden, Beckett Bearden, Ledger Hinds, Knox Hinds; and sister, Dean Darbone of Opelousas, La.
The family would like to give a special thank you to Leslie at Altus Hospice for her love and care for Carl.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Altus Hospice, 370 North 10th Street, Beaumont, Texas 77702.