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George Allen Reed

January 15, 1950 - May 6, 2021

          George Allen Reed, age 71, of Middletown, Delaware, passed away on Thursday, May 6, 2021.     

          Born in Elkton, Maryland, on January 15, 1950, he was a son of the late Frank and Doris (Poore) Reed. Self-employed, George owned George Reed Carpenter/Contractor, retiring after 45 years.

          In his spare time, he enjoyed driving classic cars and wood working, especially building furniture. George was an avid Philadelphia sports fan and looked forward to rooting for his teams. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who loved spending time with his family.

          George is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Jacqueline A. (Strohl) Reed; son, John C. Reed (Traci) of Odessa; daughter, Angela D. Unterreiner (Eric) of Smyrna; brother, Curtis Reed (Beth) of Chesapeake City, MD; and grandchildren, Hailey, Jake, Andrew and Logan.

          A visitation will be held on Friday, May 14, 2021, from 10:00 am until 11:00 am, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am. Face masks will be required for all in attendance. Interment will be held privately.

          In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in George’s memory to the American Lung Association, Donation Processing Center, PO Box 11039, Lewiston, ME 04243.

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  • Dear Jackie John & Angie. Words can not express how very sad we are. George was always such a wonderful giving man. It was a honor to call him brother in law. Will miss his smile. Will rember our dinner out and trip to Lancaster. May you rip Love always Herbie & Liz

  • Dear Jackie, John, Angela, Traci, Eric and kids,
    We are so very sorry to hear of Mr. Reed’s passing. We are thinking of you all.
    Much Love,
    Josh, Erin and Georgia Hitchens

  • Lots of memories football games family gatherings touchdown Club when Jake got his award The work you did on my house always be in my thoughts

  • Mr Reed will be missed so much . He was so kind and a great man . He will be missed . Prayers for the family .

  • We have been so blessed to have George as a great friend and neighbor for the past 15 years. A truly kind person, he always had warm words and a genuine smile which we will truly miss. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jackie and your entire family. With heartfelt sorrow and sympathy, Michelle and Dave Martineau

  • To the Reed Family- My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May God continue to comfort you.

    With deepest condolences.

  • Dear Aunt Jackie, Angela and John,
    Words can not express how sorry we are to hear of your loss of Uncle George. He was such a kind and loving person, that always loved to be surrounded by family. His smile and laugh was contiguous and could make a hole room smile. I pray for you all and sending love. He will be missed and was proud to say he was my uncle. Love John , Amy, Chris, and Johnny

  • To the Family,
    George a big man with the heart to match.
    I spent about 4 years with George and Curtis learning what it means to be a finish carpenter. The tools of the trade back then rip saw, cross cut saw, plumb hammer, low angle plane and 50lb box of finish nails. I have numerous memories of
    how many hours he worked, how good his work was, what he was as a man and his laugh. The games at Caravel when Johnny played and when Johnny won the championship as a coach. The true measure of any man is if he left the world a better place by his being here and George passed on all counts.
    Rest Easy Boss your work is done,
    Matt Del Pizzo

  • Aunt Jackie, Angela, and Johnny,
    Sitting here reading this guest book and looking through the beautiful slideshow it is very evident that Uncle George made an impact on all those in his life. I know for a fact he loved his wife, children, and grandchildren more than anything. When I saw him just a few weeks back he greeted me with that big smile and was joking about the “pickle he had gotten himself in” but all he was worried about was that Aunt Jackie would be okay when he was gone and trying to get his headphones to work so he wouldn’t miss the grandkids ball game. I’m sure he is up in heaven now smiling down on us all with that same big smile. With love, The Wilt Family

  • A couple of years ago I sat next to George Reed at a UD football game. I noticed that he had a walking cane like me. When the action on the field slowed, we shared stories about our poor knees and bad backs. However, whenever his grandson Jake ran out to perform his long snapping duties, George’s attention was riveted on the field. You could see the pride (and relief) on his face each time Jake fired a strike back to the punter or holder. I don’t recall who Delaware played that day but I’ll always remember that George Reed left satisfied. His grandson had done well.

    May God bless George and the Reed family.

  • Jackie
    Sorry to hear about George. You and your family are in our thoughts.
    Judy and Jim Leffew