Stephen E. “Steve” Reed II
November 7, 1980 - December 31, 2021
Stephen E. “Steve” Reed II, age 41, of Elkton, MD, passed away on Friday, December 31, 2021.
Born in Houston, TX, on November 7, 1980, he was a son of Lisa (Ryals) Steward and the late Stephen E. Reed Sr. Steve worked as the COO of Klein’s Shoprite. He was a problem solver who enjoyed a challenge, which he utilized to advance several companies throughout his career.
Steve loved music, he played guitar and drums and never really enjoyed silence. He was always listening to music or singing. Steve loved staying active, he could often be found playing basketball and became passionate about competitive power lifting, in which he was the national champion for his weight class. He was incredibly strong, both physically and in character. Steve used that strength to protect and help the people he loved and strangers alike. He was simply, a good man. Steve loved to laugh and to make others laugh, his smile would brighten any room. He was an avid outdoorsman and loved to fish and hunt. Steve said that he always felt closest to God when he was outdoors. He was strong in his faith and would want nothing more than his friends and family to know and love Jesus. Steve was an amazing husband, father, and friend. He left this world a champion and he will be missed every day.
Steve was preceded in death by his father, Stephen E. Reed, Sr. He is survived by his wife of 21 years, Rebecca L. (Gothard) Reed; sons, Stephen and Spencer; mother, Lisa Steward (Michael); stepmother, Cindy Reed; siblings, Robert Reed (Nicole), Brandon Reed (Stephanie), and Allyson Welch (Matthew); stepsisters, Amanda Lott (Tim) and Liz Russell; and many nieces, nephews, in laws, other relatives, friends, coworkers, and an entire power lifting community.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 2 pm until 3 pm on Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Crossroads Bible Church, 144 Appleton Road, Elkton, MD, where a memorial service will begin at 3 pm. Interment will be held privately.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Steve’s memory to the Go Fund Me page set up for his family by clicking here, or to the Make A Wish Foundation, 1054 New Holland Ave, Lancaster, PA 17601