He was born Jan. 29, 1928 in Monongah, WV, the son of the late Walter C. and Grace M. Gumm Reed.
Maurice was a retired carpenter, of the Methodist faith and was a Staff Sergeant with the U.S. Army during the Korean War.
He was an avid golfer and raised on the family farm in Neola, where he attended a one room school.
Other than his parents Mr. Reed was preceded in death by his wife of 58 years, Betty L. Kanipes Reed; and two brothers, Paul Buford Reed and James Delano Reed.
Those left to cherish his memory are his daughter, Sherry Altman of Fairlea; son, Edward (Judie) Reed of West Palm Beach, FL; grandchildren, Candace Giddens (Cecil) of Richmond Hill, GA, Andrea Romberg of Savannah, GA, Jimmy (Donna) Reed of West Palm Beach, FL, and Shanna (Adam) Angiel of West Palm Beach, FL; great-grandchildren, Brooke West of Richmond Hill, GA, Logan Reed, Cooper Reed, Beckett Reed, Ryder Angiel and Parker Angiel all of West Palm Beach, FL; great-great-grandson, Reece Rogers of Richmond Hill, GA.; sister, Shirley Griffith of White Sulphur Springs; sister-in-law, Bonnie (Jimmy) King of Fairlea; as well as several nieces and nephews.
The family is planning a memorial service at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes that memorial contributions be made to either your local food bank or to a Veterans organization of your choosing.
Wallace & Wallace Funeral Home in Lewisburg is in charge of arrangements. Please send online condolences by visiting www.WallaceandWallaceFH.com