Born January 4, 1929, in Big Pool, MD, he was the son of the late Ernest Jeremiah Reed and Katherine Emma (Hart) Reed.
John attended Big Pool school.
He was employed with the Western Maryland Railroad, Chessie, & CSX Corp from 1945-1988, retiring after 44 years. He was a welder, carman inspector, and a crane operator.
John was a member of Orchard Ridge Church of God in Hancock and the Mooresville Church of God in Big Pool.
He was a 60 year member of the James W. Bowers Masonic Lodge #173 and the Western Maryland Old Timers 212 Railroad in Hagerstown. He was a past member of the Fort Frederick Ruritan Club and was a past coach for the Fort Frederick Ruritan Little League for 10 years.
John is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Elsie (Potter) Reed of Clear Spring; two daughters, Deborah Aleshire and husband, Terry, of Clear Spring and Denise Watson, at home; two sisters, Leona Weaver of Clear Spring and Carolyn Metcalfe and husband, Dean, of Mercersburg, PA; a brother, Jackson Reed of Hedgesville, WV; 3 grandchildren, Heather Aleshire, Holly Patrey and husband, Matthew, and Christopher “Spud” Watson; 5 great-grandchildren, Will, Dillon, Wyatt, and Dalton Albowicz and Rommeney Patrey; many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Angus was preceded in death by a sister, Betty Lou Myers.
Services will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017, at 11:00 am at Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc., 13607 National Pike, Clear Spring, MD. The Rev. Dean Metcalfe and Rev. Robert Shatzer will officiate. Interment will follow at Parkhead Cemetery, Big Pool, MD.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday evening from 6 to 8 pm with masonic services beginning at 6 pm. For the convenience of friends, you may visit the funeral home after noon.
The family would like to thank Hospice of Washington County for their wonderful care during this time and a special niece, Donna Sue Edwards, for her special care.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742 or to Mooresville Church of God, c/o Floyd Benfield, 10878 Big Pool Road, Big Pool, MD 21711.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.thompsonfhinc.com.
Donald Edwin Thompson Funeral Home, Inc. is honored to serve the family.