Dennis G. Reed, age 67, of Canton, Ohio passed away peacefully in the home on Sunday, July 04, 2010 following an extended illness. He was born in Canton on December 26, 1942 to the late Cledus and Eleanor (Shoup) Reed. Denny was a 1960 graduate of Canton Lincoln High School and attended Malone College. He graduated Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science in 1964, where he later served the school as member and President of the Board of Trustees. Denny was a member of both the National and Ohio Funeral Directors Associations, District 16, OFDA (Past President) and the International Order of the Golden Rule. He was a member of Perry Rotary Club (Past President and Paul Harris Fellow), Past President of Time Wasters Club and Horseless Carriage Club, member of William McKinley Lodge No. 431 F&AM., Scottish Rite Valley of Canton, Canton Regional Chamber of Commerce, Stark County Historical Society, Lincoln Alumni Association, Malone College Pioneer Touchdown Club, Shady Hollow Country Club and Christ Presbyterian Church of Canton. For over 46 years, Denny has continued the tradition, established by his father, of providing compassionate funeral care to a multitude of families in the Stark County area. He leaves to cherish his memory his wife, of 45 years, Carol A. (Jones) Reed; their children, Elizabeth, Rebecca and Dennis Scott Reed; grandson, Jonathon. He is also survived by his sister, Lurene Gasser; nephew, Shawn Richardson, and step mother, Lois J. Reed.
Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, July 7, 2010 at 11am at Christ Presbyterian Church (530 Tuscarawas St. W., Canton, OH) with Rev. David L. deVries, Rev. Dr. Erwin M. Smuda and Rev. Gary A. Smith co-officiating. Calling hours will be Tuesday from 4pm to 8pm in Reed Funeral Home NORTH CANTON Chapel (801 Pittsburg Ave. NW, North Canton, OH). Entombment will be in North Lawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to The Rotary Foundation, 14280 Collections Center Dr., Chicago, IL 60693 or visit www.rotary.org. Those wishing can view this obituary and sign the on-line guestbook at www.reedfuneralhome.com.