Monty Reed, 76, of Hoopeston, passed away at 9:03 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013, at Carle Foundation Hospital in Urbana.
He was born Oct. 21, 1936, in Danville, the son of Russell and Hilda (Branson) Reed.
He is survived by a sister-in-law, Karen Reed of Hoopeston; one nephew, Jason (Dianna) Reed of Milford; and two great-nephews, Blake and Jacob Cole Reed of Milford. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, parents and two brothers, Ronnie and John Reed.
When Monty was younger, he sold pop out of the wash house in Cheneyville. He later delivered newspapers for the Commercial–News for many years.
Monty was a member of the Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene, where he served faithfully as an usher. He also was a member of the Hoopeston Lions Club, the Northfork Conservation Club and the Illiana Antique Auto Club.
Monty volunteered at the Hoopeston Multi Agency and also every Friday at Walmart.
Visitation will be 5–7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1, at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 E. Main St. Hoopeston. Funeral services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 E. Main St., Hoopeston, with Pastor Jeff Alexander officiating. Burial will follow at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made to the Hoopeston Community Church of the Nazarene, 402 E. Honeywell Ave., Hoopeston, IL 60942. Visit www.anderson-funeral-home.com to view Monty’s online tribute page and to send the family condolences.
Arrangements are being handled by Anderson Funeral Home.