— Luther Jesse Reed, 86, a resident of East Street, Bennington, Vermont passed away November 26, 2018 at the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation. Luther was born in Bennington on November 12, 1932 the son of Luther J. Reed, Sr. and Hazel Morse, attended local school, graduating from Bennington High School class of 1952.
Luther worked as a truck driver for St. Johnsbury Trucking, Merrill Transport, the Watervliet Arsenal and the Benmont Corporation. Luther was a United States Army veteran of the Korean Conflict, the American Legion Post 13 in Bennington, Teamsters Union Local 597 and the Bennington Rural Fire Department. He enjoyed camping, hunting, fishing and bowling.
Luther is survived by his wife Catherine Reed of Bennington, daughters Candace Pierce and Lucille Reed both from Bennington, step-daughter Priscilla Crawford of Bennington, his brother Gary Reed of Bennington, 7 grandchildren 2 step grandchildren, 6 step- great grandchildren and a step great great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his former wife Joanne Crawford Reed who passed away in 1982 and his son Luther Jesse Reed, III who passed away in 1977.
Private funeral services at the request of the family were held at Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home 213 West Main Street Bennington, VT. Interment followed in the family lot in White Chapel Cemetery. If friends desire memorial gifts in Luther’s memory may be made to the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital, c/o Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home P. O. Box 957 Bennington, VT 05201.
The family would like to sincerely thank the may nurses at the VA Clinic, the Bennington Rescue Squad, Southwestern Vermont Medical Center and the Centers for Living and Rehabilitation for the help, care and support for Luther and the family.
Private funeral services at the request of the family were held at Hanson-Walbridge & Shea Funeral Home 213 West Main Street Bennington, VT. Interment followed in the family lot in White Chapel Cemetery.