Robert Wayne “Bob” Reed, 80, of Lamb, Indiana, died Tuesday, June 1, 2021, at King’s Daughters’ Hospital in Madison.
He was born Jan. 9, 1941 in Vevay, Indiana, to Roger Henry Reed and Edith McKay Reed. He was raised in Vevay and was a 1959 graduate of Vevay High School. He was employed for the US Shoe Factory in Vevay for two years. He was inducted into the US Army on Nov. 4, 1963, in Louisville, and served during the Vietnam War. He specialized as a military policeman and received the Expert Rifle Badge, Marksman Pistol Badge and the Good Conduct Medal and was stationed at the White Sands Missile Range in New Mexico. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Specialist 4th Class on Oct. 31, 1969. He was later employed in building maintenance for Cummins Engine Company in Columbus, Indiana, retiring in 1993 after 30 1/2 years service. He was a member of the Vevay American Legion Post No. 185 where he served on the honor guard, a member of the Vevay VFW Post No. 5396, the Union Baptist Church in Lamb and the Diesel Workers Union of Columbus. He was also a caregiver for his parents for several years, enjoyed socializing and going to the American Legion and VFW and playing euchre. He attended the NASCAR Daytona 500 for 27 years consecutively.
Survivors include a brother, Paul Roger “Sonny” Reed of Vevay; his nieces, Vicki Reed, Paula Hamilton and Gina Pyles; his aunt, Jean Romans of Lamb; and several great nieces, great nephews and great-great nieces and great-great nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Roger Wayne Reed.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. on Sunday, June 6, at the Haskell & Morrison Funeral Home in Vevay. Interment and full military rites will be conducted by the Honor Guard of the Vevay American Legion and the Vevay VFW in the Vevay Cemetery there. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday at the funeral home .
Memorial contributions may be made to the Vevay American Legion Post No. 185 Relief Fund or Union Baptist Church through the funeral home. Online condolences and memorials, www.haskellandmorrison.com.