Dana Reed, 1955-2012
- Posted by: usaws
- On: 08/13/2012 16:27:34
- In: Water Skiing
Dana Reed, owner of Pro Slalom Events and a longtime member of USA Water Ski, died on Monday, Aug. 13 at his residence in Hickory, N.C. He was 56.
Born Nov. 18, 1955, Dana was the son of Robert Henry Reed of Hickory and Mary Ann Frye Oliver of Hickory. Dana was a member of the Hickory Choral Society for 15 years. He was the owner and operator of Reed's Cleaning Service and Pro Slalom Events, which planned events for Pro Ski tournaments.
In addition to his wife of 33 years, Deborah Lillian Medford Reed, his parents, Robert Reed and wife Gerri of Hickory and mother, Mary Oliver of Hickory; a daughter, Jessica Reed of Charleston, S.C.; a son, Brett Reed of Newton; two brothers, Robert Reed, Jr. of Pecosa, Va., and Kyle Reed of Morganton, survive him.
A Celebration of Dana's Life will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15, at Corinth Reformed United Church of Christ in Hickory. The Rev. Bob Thompson will officiate. The family will receive friends immediately following the ceremony at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Dana Reed Malibu Open Scholarship Fund, c/o The Pro Ski Tour, PO Box 1245, Hickory NC 28603.
This scholarship will be presented to junior skiers at future Malibu Open tournaments. Please sign the online guestbook at www.JenkinsFuneralHome.net. The Reed family has entrusted arrangements to Jenkins Funeral Home in Newton.