Dale Lee Reed went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 11, 2014.
He was born in Riverside, WV, the son of Dudley Leroy and Cynthia Pearl Reed.
After graduating from Greenbrier High School in Ronceverte, WV, he enlisted in the United States Air Force and was stationed at Travis Air Force Base in Fairfield, CA, as a medic during the Korean War.
After returning home at the end of the war, he attended the West Virginia Institute of Technology in Montgomery, WV, where he studied engineering. After several years of study, he met and later married his wife of 58 years, Patricia Ann Goodall. They settled down to start a family in Ronceverte.
The young couple moved to the Washington, D.C., area in 1962 so that he could continue his employment as an engineer with C&P Telephone Company, which would later become Bell Atlantic and most recently Verizon. He would retire from Verizon after being employed there for over 35 years.
Mr. Reed was a man who truly loved life. He enjoyed many sports, including fishing, hunting, football, baseball, basketball, and especially golf. He also put family first in his life, attending countless school plays, musicals, concerts, sporting events, and other family-related activities.
He was active with Boy Scout Troop 1693 of Adelphi, MD, in the late 70s. He was also a coach, working with teams in t-ball, baseball, and football.
He was a member of the Hillandale Baptist Church and most recently a member of First Baptist Church of Beltsville, MD. His service while at Hillandale included being chairman of the deacon board, Sunday School teacher, finance committee member, search committee member, trustee, and Bible study attendee.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Reed; children, Steven Brian Reed (Deborah) and Beth Ann Tanner (Thomas), grandchildren, Kristen and Kirkland; sisters, Janet Dyche (Jay) and Joanne Cohenour; his brother-in-law, Leonard Orlosky; and many other loved family members.
Borgwardt Funeral Home in Beltsville was in charge of arrangements.
Obituary originally published in the December 19, 2014, edition of the West Virginia Daily News.