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Millard “Ted” Reed Jr., age 82, of Chestertown, Maryland, passed away peacefully on May 7, 2019.
He was born on November 15, 1936 to the late Millard and Florence (nee Waters) Reed.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Donald Reed; a sister-in-law, Joan Reed; and a brother-in-law, Joseph Crowley.
Ted is survived by a sister, Joan Crowley; three children, William “Jerry” Reed, Robin May and Jonathan Reed (Jane); five grandchildren, Catherine Reed, Sarah Zacharias (Tony), Zachary May, Jordan Reed and Julia Reed. He is also survived by two nephews, Griff Reed (Kelly) and Hunter Reed (Lisa) and their children, Declan, Hagen, Sawyer and Cohen.
He was born and raised in the Middletown, Delaware area, Ted then moved to Centreville, Maryland and finally in 1974, he settled on the family farm in Chestertown.
Ted graduated from Middletown High School where he played baseball and basketball and was a member of the FFA.
He was a member of the MOT Jaycee’s and coached MOT Little League Baseball.
Ted sold cars for a brief three months but made his living farming and milking Holsteins. He was a well respected cattle broker and worked with Doty Remsburg Auctioneers. He played over 40 softball, was the owner of Ted’s Lounge in Warwick, Maryland and was an avid supporter of the Kent County 4-H Fair.
A viewing will be offered on Monday, May 13, 2019 from 10am to 12pm in the Faries Funeral Chapel, located at 29 South Main Street in Smyrna, Delaware. Funeral services will begin at 12pm. Burial will follow in Odd Fellows Cemetery.
Online flower orders through the funeral home website may be a nice gesture to support the family but the family respectfully requests that in lieu of flowers, please donate to Compass Regional Hospice or Kent County Ag Center.
Condolences may be sent by visiting www.fariesfuneralhome.com.