Dennis Michael “Mike” Reed, age 66, of Mattoon, Illinois, passed away Wednesday afternoon, January 11, 2023, at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon.
He was born September 23, 1956, in Flora, the son of Ivan Eugene and Freda Mae (White) Reed.
Mike was a 1974 graduate of Flora High School. He worked at Fedders until their closing, and enrolled in Lakeland College, earning an Associate Degree in Applied Science and Nursing in 2005. He was a Registered Nurse at Sarah Bush Lincoln Health Center in Mattoon and was nearing his retirement. Mike was an avid St. Louis Cardinal baseball fan and collector of baseball cards, sports memorabilia, and comic books. He had enjoyed bowling and was an accomplished League Bowler, and he liked to work on challenging crossword puzzles. Mike looked forward to gathering with friends and family—both those he was related to and those he considered his work family. He will be remembered for his caring and compassionate spirit, and how he discovered countless opportunities to share and find ways to help others.
He is survived by his mother: Freda Reed of Flora; a daughter: Pearl (Jamie) Cook of Paris; siblings: Sandy (Jess) Cummings of Katy, Texas, Debbie (Gary) Perry of Flora, Brenda (Bill) Britton of Louisville, Linda (Chuck) Spitzner of Rinard, Scott (Sherrie) Reed of Peoria, and Tony (Krista) Reed of Olney; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins, aunts, and uncles; and special friends: Polly Gano and Sharon David.
He was preceded in death by his father: Gene Reed and his paternal and maternal grandparents.
A funeral ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 20, 2023, at Frank & Bright Funeral Home in Flora with Tony Reed officiating. Interment will follow in Elmwood Cemetery, Flora. A visitation will be held from 6 until 8 p.m. on Thursday evening at the funeral home and from 10 until 11 a.m. prior to the ceremony on Friday. Memorial donations are suggested to The Haven in Mattoon or Coles County Animal Shelter, and these will be accepted through the funeral home. To share a condolence or memory, visit: www.frankandbright.com