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William M. "Bill" Reed

January 13, 1945 — March 29, 2022

William M. “Bill” Reed, age 77 of Paris, TN, died Tuesday, March 29, 2022, in Paris.

He worked for Ellis Heating Company for 45 years as a plumber, pipefitter, and construction foreman.  He was an active Jaycee for many years and served as treasurer of the World’s Biggest Fish Fry and General Manager.  Bill was an active member of the Paris Elks Lodge 816 for 55 years.  He served in numerous capacities including Exalted Ruler of the Paris Lodge, President of the Tennessee Elks Association, and Trustee of the local lodge.  He was very active in the Elks Hoop Shoot and served as Ritual Judge for Elks for 20 years.  He was Baptist by belief.

Bill was born January 13, 1945, in Dukedom, KY, to the late Monroe Alfred Reed and the late Stella Ferrell Reed.

He was married March 22, 1968, to Patsy Baldridge Reed, who survives, of Paris.

Along with his wife, he is also survived by his two sons, Eric Reed (Jennifer Ellis) of Martin, TN, and Ean Reed (Mandy Glass) of Paris; and four grandchildren, Emily Reed and Abigail Reed both of Paris, and Autumn and Will Ellis both of Waverly, TN.

Arrangements are being handled by Ridgeway Funeral Home, 201 Dunlap Street/PO Box 788, Paris, TN 38242.  Memorial visitation will be Friday, April 1, 2022, from 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home, with the memorial service beginning at 7:00 pm at Ridgeway Funeral Home with Danny Robbins officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Elks National Foundation, ATTN Paris Lodge, PO Box 816, Paris, TN 38242.

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Friday, April 1, 2022

4:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

Ridgeway Funeral Home

201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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Friday, April 1, 2022

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Ridgeway Funeral Home

201 Dunlap St, Paris, TN 38242

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