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E. Raleigh Reed, 29, Logansport, passed away Wednesday, June 14, 2017, at home.
Born July 26, 1987, in Kokomo, he was the son of Edwin and Annette (Hurless) Reed, who survive.
A 2006 graduate of Logansport High School, Raleigh was a brilliant student and a member of the National Honor Society. Raleigh had a great thirst for knowledge. His fifth grade teachers at Landis, Mrs. Perrone and Mrs. Thomas, instilled in him a love of the Great Lakes. Raleigh had an amazing fossil collection and enjoyed nature. He was adamant about recycling and caring for our planet.
As a welder, Raleigh was a craftsman - taking welding to a whole other level. He specialized in cryogenic welding. Other than underwater welding, he was certified in nearly every type of welding. His work ethic was stellar. Raleigh was stickler when it came to safety. His attention to detail was second to none.
Working with metals was a passion with Raleigh and he used his skills to create artistic sculptures as well. Other hobbies included skateboarding, playing the guitar and spending time with his dog, Kyzer. In high school, he played the tuba in band and ran for the Berries Cross Country team. Raleigh was in the process of restoring a vintage Dodge Dart.
Surviving with his parents are two brothers, Austin Reed of Chicago and Hunter (Serena) Reed of Kokomo; nephews and niece, Spencer, Hayley and Jessiah; his maternal grandmother, Marjorie Hurless; aunts and uncles, Jeff and Cathy Hurless, Fred and Katie Hurless, Todd Hurless, Linda Hunsberger and Bill Mayer; and "GREAT" aunts Jane Knapp and Susan (Terry) Heavilon.
He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Fred Hurless, and paternal grandparents, Karlene and Lewis Reed.
A gathering of family and friends will take place 3-7 p.m. Monday, June 19, in Fisher Funeral Chapel.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alliance for the Great Lakes, 150 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 700, Chicago, IL 60601.
You may share memories in his guestbook at www.fisherfuneralchapel.com
Published on June 16, 2017
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