Joseph Charles Reed, 65, of Cave In Rock, IL, died on October 6, 2017. He was born October 11, 1951 in Creal Springs, IL, the son of Joe “Peck” Reed and Ruth Darnell. He was married to the former Linda Alexander. He was a member of Blazing Star Lodge #458 AF&AM and was a United States Army Veteran.
He is survived by his wife, Linda; sons, Jeffery A. (Jane) Abell of Fairview, TN, Michael (Michelle) Rapada of San Diego, CA, and Don (Carla) Miller of Eldorado, IL; daughters, Sheila (Tim) Fuller of Rosiclare, IL, Joey M. Reed of Cincinnati, OH, Melissa (Roy) Mauney of Cave In Rock, IL, Crystal (Matthew) Miller of Pensacola, Florida, and Karen (Alan) Fulkerson of Harrisburg, IL; two brothers, Robert D. (Pat) Purnell of Marion, IL and Dale (Pat) Galant of Kankakee, Illinois; and sisters, Linda (James) Murphy of Stonefort, IL and Jessie (Greg) Westfall of Carrier Mills, IL.
He was preceded in death by his son Ross Miller and two sisters, Phyllis Ann Purnell and Donna Feuquay.
Funeral services were held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at J.M. Weirauch Funeral Home. Rev. Barry Bascom officiated. Burial was in Brushy Cemetery. A visitiation was held at 5:00 p.m. Monday, October 9, 2017 at the J.M. Weirauch Funeral Home in Harrisburg.