Clayton K. Reed

  • Born: October 27, 1931
  • Died: October 27, 2019
  • Location: Rock Falls, Illinois

McDonald Funeral Home

1002 12th Avenue
Rock Falls, IL 61071

Tel. (815) 626-6311

Tribute & Message From The Family

ROCK FALLS – Clayton K. Reed, age 88, died at his home Sunday, October 27, 2019.
Clayton was born on October 27, 1931 in Morrison the son of Fayne and Susan (Hardesty) Reed. He married Carolyn Sue Crane on October 11, 1952 in Abilene, Kan. She died August 2, 2005. Clayton was employed with EBY Brown Trucking for 27 years. He loved to travel especially wintering in Texas with Carolyn Sue. Clayton served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict.
Survivors include, one daughter, Connie (Chad Lawson) Reed of Sterling; two sons, Kenneth (Cynthia) Reed of Dixon and Randall (Amy) Reed of Sterling; three sisters, Sally Riley of Sterling, Beverley Kersey of Sterling and Barb Reed of Rock Falls; one brother, Tom Reed of Sterling; four grandchildren, Shane Reed, Ashley Reed, Kelsey Reed and Taylor LeBarron.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers; one sister.
Visitation will be from 10:00-11:30 AM Friday, November 1, 2019 at the McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Funeral services will be at 11:30 with Pastor Dalmus Meeks officiating. Burial with military rites will follow at Coloma Township Cemetery in Rock Falls.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.
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Condolence & Memory Journal

Herman and I send our condolences and prayers to all of the Reed family. We have been old time neighbors for many years. Herman and I recently moved to Luther Manor in Dubuque Iowa which is closer to our families and a nicer place than the Rock Falls nursing home. We have had family members cleaning out over 50 years of accumulated stuff from our house on Arland Street and the house will be sold. You can be glad that your Dad did not have to spend time in a nursing home.

Posted by Marlene Lenaburg - rock falls, IL - Neighbor   November 27, 2019

I have a lot of fond childhood memories of Mr. & Mrs. Reed and the entire family, too many to mention. I don't think my family could have had better neighbors...about 45 years I believe. We were lucky, my dad was really lucky having his best and oldest buddy right across the street for all these years. In my current hometown it is hard to create that bond with your neighbors, people are not as they were many years ago, it has made me appreciate my childhood and the friendships I had. I send my deepest condolences to Randy, Connie and Kenny I wish I could be there today. My heart is heavy, I will carry the memories with me forever.

Posted by Lori Ludwig - Rockford, IL - Neighbor   November 01, 2019

So sorry for you & your family's loss. Praying for you.

Posted by Veronica Raymond - Rock Falls, IL - Friend   October 30, 2019

Kenny, Connie and Randy, please accept my deepest condolence. I have great memories of your dad and his EBY Brown truck. I loved it when he had "damaged" goods AKA candy bars, he had to get rid of. Many other great memories involving your family: spending the nights in your camper, swimming in your pool, the dirt bike track that we spent many many hours on. He helped make life on Charles street very fun and memorable. Thank you!!! He has been a great neighbor to my mom and I know she will miss him. I wish I could be there to give you all a hug in person, but this will have to do.
with deepest sympathy
Sue Conklen Knowles.

Posted by sue conklen knowles - columbia city, IN - Friend   October 29, 2019

So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family, Connie.

Posted by Veronica Raymond - Rock Falls, IL - Friend   October 29, 2019

Very sorry for your loss. Your family is in out thoughts and prayers. Not sure if we are related but considering the name and area I would think we are

Posted by Dan Reed - Byron, IL   October 29, 2019