Ralph (Howard) Reed - September 11, 2012Ralph “Howard” Reed, 78, of York, died Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012, at York.
Memorial services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, Sept. 17, at the First United Methodist Church in York. Graveside services will be at 4:30 p.m. Monday in the Hampton City Cemetery. There will be no viewing as Howard was cremated. The family will, however, be present at Metz Mortuary Sunday evening from 6-8 p.m. to greet friends.
He was born June 5, 1934 at Hampton, to Ralph and Gladys (Dory) Reed. Howard was a graduate of Hampton High School. He was married to Roberta Durham in Las Vegas, Nev., and later married to Cecilia “Cindi” Wiese in Stromsburg. Howard drove a semi-truck for over 50 years. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in York, the N.R.A., and the National Wildlife Federation among others. He enjoyed hunting, playing pool, wood working, and diesel mechanics. One of his favorite loves was eating ice cream.
Howard is survived by his former wife Cindi of York; children, Clint (Deb) Reed of Richland, Venita (Allen) Ashlock of Camdenton, Mo., Jane Reed of Montreal, Mo., Tessa (Kristofor) Prigge of Utica, Lance (Melissa) Reed of Utica, Tonya (Craig Ford) Reed of Osceola, and Gage Reed of York; stepdaughters, Stacy Duncan Monroe of Newton, Kan. and Tami (Cliff Prigge) Maruska of Kearney; 12 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Beverly Dunham, Doris Chittenden and Terrill Johns all of York; brother Tim (Denise) Reed of Lincoln; sister-in-law Joyce Reed of York; numerous nieces, and nephews.
Howard was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Bobbie Reed; stepson, Chris Duncan; great-great-granddaughter Ailey King; brothers-in-law, Max Chittenden and Warren Dunham. brother, Terry Reed.
Memorials may be directed to the family for later designation or the American Heart Association. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.metzmortuay.com.