Reed, Jr. "Frankie", Leo Franklin

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time: 12:00 to 1:45 PM

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM

Service Location:
Graveside at Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, MO

Midlawn Memorial Gardens, Union, mO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to the St. Clair Elk's Lodge 2651 or to American Legion Post 347 of St. Clair


Leo Franklin Reed, Jr., known to most as "Frankie", of St. Clair, MO, departed this life at his home on June 14, 2016, having reached the age of sixty-nine years, nine months and twelve days. Frankie was born in St. Louis, MO, on September 2, 1946, son of Leo Franklin Reed, Sr. and Carlene Ruby Reed nee Frost.

Frankie is survived by his sisters, Carol Kimball of Harker Heights, TX and Nancy Redhage and husband, David, of Washington, MO; by his nephews, Chuck Neely Jr. and wife, Karen, of Washington, MO, Tim Neely and girlfriend, Katina Kakadiarias, of Washington, MO and Ben Burton of Harker Height, TX; and by his cousins and friends.

Frankie was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Carlene Reed; and by his brother-in-law, Bud Kimball.

Frankie was a Christian and past member of First Baptist Church in St. Clair, MO. During his working career he was employed by Daimler-Chrysler Corporation in Fenton, MO, retiring after thirty-two years of service. Frankie was also a proud thirty-two year member of the United Auto Workers Local 110 in St. Louis, MO. Shortly after his retirement he worked hanging dry wall and painting. Frankie was also a past member of the St. Clair Elk's Lodge #2651, as well as the Sons of the American Legion. Frankie was mechanically inclined and loved to tinker with things that had motors. He was especially fond of his 1987 Grand National Buick as well as his 2005 Black Chevrolet Silverado. He enjoyed boating, going to drag races bowling, and in his younger years loved to ride motorcycles. Frankie was a kindhearted person that was always willing to help others. The love he shared with his family and friends has given them many memories to treasure.

A kind and loving brother, brother-in-law, uncle, cousin and treasured friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Graveside services were held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, June 18, 2016, at Midlawn Memorial Gardens in Union, MO, with Rev. Duane Banderman officiating. Memorials may be made to the St. Clair Elk's Lodge #2651 or the American Legion Post #347. The family was proudly served by Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO.