Howard “Wayne” Reed, 71, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, August 12, 2014 at New Life Hospice Center of St. Joseph, following a lengthy illness. Howard had been a resident of Elyria for the past 10 years and made his home in Florida for 34 years prior. He was born February 2, 1943 in Elyria.
Howard worked as a Concrete Finisher for more than 50 years and retired from Concrete Works Local Union #5. He attended the Elyria Four Square Church, enjoyed working in his shop and serving others with his talents.
He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Judy D. (nee Higgins) Reed; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Dorothy (nee Polvoorde) Reed; sisters, Shirley Spence and Nancy Fleisher; and nephews, Robbie Spence and David Brown.
The family will receive friends Monday, August 18, 2014 from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at the Busch Funeral Home, 114 Second St., Elyria. Funeral Service will begin at 1 P.M. at the funeral home, with Pastor Jim Deulley officiating. Interment will follow at North Murray Ridge Cemetery in Elyria.