Gerald Burton Reed, 1927-2014

Gerald Burton Reed  was born Sunday, August 21, 1927 in Columbus, Ohio .

he died Saturday, November 22, 2014. his recorded age was 87.

he was a veteran  of the Army Corps of Engineers and served in World War II.

his remains can be found at Walnut Grove Cemetery in lot 510  - section D  - space #2 west (view map) .
Arrangements were made by Rutherford-Corbin Funeral Home. The burial took place on Wednesday, November 26, 2014.
Contact Walnut Grove and Flint Cemeteries for more information.

Gerald B Reed, DVM, age 87, passed away at his home on Saturday morning, November 22, 2014 in Worthington, Ohio. His loving wife, Gerri Reed, of 62 years was at his side. He is also survived/preceded by his adult children Greg (preceded) Reed, Susan (James) Thompson, Richard Reed, Lynda (James/preceded) Keaney, Karen (Rodney) Ingram: Grandchildren: Logan, Linzie, and Tommy Gene Reed, Amanda, Jennifer, Elizabeth, and James Keaney, Alicia, Michael and Nickolas Ingram: Great grandchildren: Sophia, Brayden, Marcus, Jack, and Madalynn. Dr. Gerald Reed lived and worked all of his life in his favorite city of Worthington, Ohio. In high school, Gerald was an excellent athlete in both football and basketball, winning many letters and a few trophies, which can still be seen at his Alma mater, Worthington High School. He graduated from Worthington High School in 1945. From there he went on to enlist and serve his country in WWII in the Army Core of Engineers stationed in Okinawa-Japan. After his discharge, he attended and graduated from Ohio State University's Veterinarian College in 1955. Dr. Gerald Reed, or "Doc" as he was affectionately called, practiced Veterinarian medicine for over 42 years in his hometown of Worthington, Ohio. He also had a long and distinguished career in serving first his country, then his community and other people through the Jaycee's, Sertoma and Councilman for the City of Worthington. Doc was an avid golf enthusiast and even participated in several of Bob Hope's Golf Classic Tournaments. After he could no longer play golf and to his children's dismay, he could watch golf games on TV for hours at a time. Doc's home was always lively and full of wonderful pandemonium. Family, Friends and energetic grandchildren would fill the rooms with much laughter and tears. And one has to mention the menagerie he and his family kept of various animals ranging from dogs and cats to mice, gerbils, birds and even a pair of chickens secretly raised in the City of Worthington. Doc never allowed an abandoned animal to be put down and was known to find good homes for these creatures of God. Dr. Gerald Reed will be greatly missed by all of his family and friends, including the furry ones. Memorial contributions may be made to the Capital Area Humane Society, 3015 Scioto Darby Executive Ct, Hilliard, OH 43026 in his memory