Washington – Gary D. Reed, 64, of Washington died at 2:49 AM on Wednesday January 16, 2013 at his residence. He was born on February 6, 1948 in Snohomish, WA to Delmar and Ruth Davis Reed. He married Shirley Gish on June 20, 1990 in Peoria. She survives. Also surviving are two daughters; Tammy Gipson and Michelle (Brad) Lash both of Eureka, nine grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, one sister Carol (Walt) Lott of Washington, and one brother Ted Reed of California. He was preceded in death by one brother. He was a 1966 graduate of Washington Community High School. Gary was a member of Bayview Baptist Church. He was last employed by T & T Enterprises, working until October 2012. He was also an instrument rated commercial pilot and enjoyed flying acrobatics in his younger years. He and Shirley loved taking trips on their Harley. Gary also enjoyed racing cars. He will be greatly missed by his family. There will be a private memorial service at a later date. Cremation rites will be accorded. Deiters Funeral Home and Crematory in Washington is handling arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to OSF Hospice whom the family would like to make a special thanks to for the great care they received, along with Dr. Gerstner and the staff from Illinois Cancer Care.