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Carl Chester “Corky” Reed, Jr., age 90, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at Harrison Springs Healthcare Campus, Corydon, Indiana. Corky was born January 28, 1927 at New Albany, Indiana to the late Carl Chester and Nancy Leslie Rothrock Reed, Sr..

He was an Army Veteran of WW II, retired from Bohnert Equipment Company, Louisville, Kentucky, member of Pisgah Masonic Lodge No. 32 F&AM, Corydon, York Rite of Corydon and New Albany, Murat Shrine Temple and Scottish Rite, Indianapolis, Old State Capitol V.F. W. Post No 2950 and Crandall United Methodist Church.

Surviving are his wife, Mary Jane Green Bridgwater Reed

Daughter: Barbara Claytor (John) of Virginia

Grandchildren: Donnetta Miller (Scott T.) of Clearwater, FL

Bryan Kost (Sharon) of Virginia

Carl Kost of Jeffersonville, IN

Jeffery Webb (Theresa) of Austin, IN

Scott Mitchell of Austin, IN

21 Great Grandchildren

20 Great Great Grandchildren

Brother: Harry Reed (Marilyn) of Branchville, IN

Sisters: Eva Kay (Allen) of Starlight, IN

Joy Koopman (Eddie) of Starlight, IN

Step-Daughters: Susan Tuel (Glen) of Pittsboro, IN

Shirley Ann Knasel (Don) of Boulder, CO

Step-Sons: Gary Bridgwater of Crandall, IN

John Bridgwater (Barbara) of Louisville, KY

James Bridgwater (Linda) of Chicago Heights, IL

Funeral 11 A.M. Thursday at Swarens Funeral Home, 1405 Hwy 64 NW, Ramsey, Indiana with burial in Bethlehem Cemetery with military rites.

Visitation 4 – 8 P.M. Wednesday and after 9 A.M. Thursday at the funeral home.

Masonic Rites 7 P.M. Wednesday at the funeral home.