Ricky A. Reed, 58, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri, after suffering a heart attack.
He was born May 14, 1961 in Mountain View, Missouri, to James Thomas Reed and Wilma Aleene (Rackley) Reed.
Rick attended schools in Joplin, Missouri, and Cabool, Missouri, where he ran track and field and played football. Always on the go, he loved to travel the countryside as he held a long career as an over-the-road truck driver until his health prevented him from doing the long runs. He liked watching the Kansas City Chiefs play football, spending time with family and friends and sharing the achievements of his two young sons who were his pride and joy.
Rick was preceded in death by his father, James Thomas Reed.
He is survived by his sons, Brantley and Chaseten Reed, Willow Springs, Missouri; his mother, Wilma Aleene Reed, Willow Springs; his sister and her husband, Julie and David Bartine of Katy, Texas; his niece and nephew, Chloe and Pierce Bartine, as well as a host of family and close friends who will forever cherish his memory.
Cremation was under the direction of Serenity Memorial Funeral Home in St. Louis. A celebration of life will be held for the family at a later date.