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Charles Huber Reed Sr., 88, 5857 Sneath Road, Alexandria, Logan Township, died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, at AristaCare at Huntingdon Park, Huntingdon.

Born Jan. 28, 1932, at his family home in Petersburg, he was a son of the late Theodore Roosevelt and Rosanna (Edmiston) Reed. He was united in marriage to the former Audrey McGinnis Aug. 28, 1955, in New Jersey. Mrs. Reed preceded him in death Aug. 28, 2005.

Mr. Reed is survived by his five children, Charles Reed Jr. and wife, Susan E., New York, Richard Alan Reed and wife, Doris May, Huntingdon, Clifford Dana Reed and wife, Sharon, Alexandria, and Wendy Jo Swope and husband, Clarence, Bensalem; eight grandchildren, Cory Charles Reed, Tiffany Nicole Reed, Taylor Alan Reed, Brock Lexi Reed, Brandon Richard Reed, Brady Lane Reed, Brody Wyatt Reed and Cooper James Swope; and three great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by two sisters, Ruth Laird of Mill Creek and Norma Carter of Denver, Colorado.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Donna K. Reed.

Mr. Reed was of the Lutheran faith.

He served as a sergeant in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was inducted into the military Dec. 2, 1952, in Huntingdon, and served until his discharge at Fort George Meade, Maryland, May 19, 1954. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Service Medal with one Bronze Leaf Service Star, the Unite Nations Service Medal, the Combat Infantry Badge and the Good Conduct Medal. His most significant duty assignment was with Company L of the 27th Infantry Division.

Mr. Reed was a member of the American Legion.

He graduated from the Petersburg Vocational High School.

Mr. Reed retired in 1993 after working for 21 years in the maintenance department at Penn State University.

An avid outdoorsman and Penn State athletics enthusiast, Mr. Reed’s greatest joy was his family and spending time with them. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, gardening and hunting mushrooms with his beloved wife. Mr. Reed loved to tell stories and reminisce about the good ole days. He was a lifetime resident of Huntingdon County and had lived at his current residence for the past 65 years.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19, at the Cutright Funeral Homes — Smithfield Chapel, 313 Fairgrounds Road, Huntingdon, with the Rev. Gary Hagans officiating. Interment will be made in the Cedar Grove Cemetery with full military honors accorded.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18.

Online condolences may be offered at www.huntingdondailynews.com.