Reed, Carroll "Curly" Earnest

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

Visitation Location:
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 S. Outer Road, St. Clair, MO 63077

Date: Saturday, March 9, 2019
Time: 12:00 Noon

Service Location:
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 S. Outer Road, St. Clair, MO 63077

Holy Trinity Columbarium

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1500 S. Outer Road, St. Clair, MO 63077


Carroll Earnest Reed, known to all as Curly, of St. Clair, MO, departed this life in St. Clair on March 4, 2019, having reached the age of seventy-nine years, one month and nine days. Curly was born in St. Clair on January 25, 1940, son of Earnest Gordon Reed and Mabel Elizabeth Wilhemina Reed nee Remmert. As a young man, he was united in marriage and blessed to have three sons. On November 26, 1986, he was united in marriage to Judith Diane Campbell nee Hancock, known to all as Judy, and their families were joined as one.

Curly is survived by three sons, Tim Reed and companion, Debbie Hampton, of St. Louis, MO, Steve Reed and wife, Cindy, of Holts Summit, MO and Aaron Reed and wife, Renee, of Wentzville, MO; by one step-son, James Campbell and wife, Katina, of Alpine, WY; by six grandchildren, Zoe Reed of St. Louis, Ethan, Emily and Elliott Reed of Holts Summit, and Seth and Chloe Reed of Wentzville; by two step-grandchildren, Alexis and Collyn Campbell of Alpine; by one brother, Floyd Reed and wife, Sharon, of Raytown, MO; by one sister, Betty Kluba of Union, MO; by nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Curly was preceded in death by his parents, Earnest and Mabel Reed; by his wife, Judy Reed, and by one brother, Kenneth Reed, known to all as Buck.

Curly was a long time devoted member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Clair, MO. He was a very active member of the church as long as his health allowed, having served on many committees over the years. Curly lived in St. Clair throughout his life and after graduating from high school had furthered his education at William Jewell College, East Central College and St. Louis University. He was a member of Phi Gamma Delta Fraternity. During his working years, he was employed at McDonnell Douglas for about five years, spent twenty years as a Division Manager of Borg-Warner Corporation in Washington, MO and twenty years as a quality control manager for Siesco Valley Machine in Union, MO. He was a certified and registered, Quality Engineer. Curly was very civic minded and very active in the community. He was a member of the St. Clair Jaycees, the Kiwanis Club and the St. Clair Elk's Lodge 2651, all in St. Clair. He loved playing fast pitch soft ball and played for LK Duncan of Pacific, the New Haven Cubs and Pepsi from Flat River. Bowling was another of his hobbies and he bowled on the St. Clair Elks league and was inducted into the Four Rivers Bowling Hall of Fame in 2002. He was also an ASA and MHSAA registered umpire. He was passionate about fishing, especially crappie and bass fishing, having fished in many tournaments. Curly was truly a people person and maintained an active social life. His children and grandchildren were his pride and joy and he cherished the time they spent together.

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

Memorial services were held at 12:00 Noon on Saturday, March 9, 2019, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. John Rhoades officiating. Inurnment was in the Holy Trinity Columbarium. Memorials may be made to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. The family entrusted the care of their loved one to Russell Colonial Funeral Home, St. Clair, MO.