Dateline: March 11, 2010

Garre Reed, 62, of Amarillo died Monday, March 1, 2010.

Services were held at 2 p.m. Friday in Cox-LaGrone Funeral Home Benton Chapel, 4180 Canyon Drive, with the Rev. Chris Downer, pastor of Bible Baptist Church of Tahoka, officiating. Burial followed in Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Mr. Reed was born May 14, 1947, in Memphis to Kenneth Rex Reed and Billlie Jo LaGrone Reed. He was raised in Amarillo and Canyon, and graduated from Caprock High School in 1966. He worked in food sales for Artic and Kraft Foods for many years. He also owned and operated Reedís Bar-B-Que in Dallas for several years. He lived at the Canyon Country Club, where he was very active for many years prior to moving to Dallas. Garre loved the Dallas area because fishing, cooking and the Dallas Cowboys were his favorite pastimes. In recent years, he had devoted his life to his daughter and son-in-law and his grandchildren and all their activities. He was an excellent salesman and earned many awards through the years. He had a gift of communication for sharing stories and jokes like no other. Garre was an expert cook and loved to cook for his family and friends. 

He was dearly loved and will be deeply missed by all his family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Survivors include a daughter, Kimberly Miller and husband Daniel of Wylie; two grandchildren, Reed Miller and Abigail Miller, both of Wylie; the mother of his daughter, Mary Reed of Mesquite; his longtime friend and business partner, Patricia Clark; two brothers, Kenny Reed and wife Ramona of Conroe and Cal Reed and wife Liz of Amarillo; a sister, Nancy Kidd and husband Doug of Clarendon, three uncles, Odell LaGrone and wife Betty and Tommy LaGrone and wife Louise, all of Amarillo, and Sam LaGrone of Roswell, N.M.; an aunt, Cora Thweatt and husband Harry of Amarillo; and many loving cousins, nieces and nephews.

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