Charles Allen Reed, Sr.

September 28, 1940 - August 25, 2015
Charles Allen Reed, Sr.

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Charles Allen Reed, 74, of Mills River passed away at home on August 25, 2015. He was a son of the late Charles William Reed and Doris Allen Reed of Columbia, SC.

Mr. Reed proudly served in the US Navy after attending Columbia High School in South Carolina. Upon his honorable discharge from the Navy, he began his own business, Omega Designs, specializing in design for the tool and die industry. After many years as a private business owner, he was offered an engineering position with Mattel Industries in El Segundo, CA. He remained as a senior engineer with Mattel until he and his wife, Mary, returned to the East Coast and settled in Asheville. Once settled, he opened his business, Forest Designs, which he operated until his passing. He was a respected business partner and friend. He will be missed.

Mr. Reed is survived by his wife, Mary Drummonds Reed of Mills River, NC; his son, Charles Allen Reed, Jr. of West Columbia, SC; his daughter, Tina Reed Hutto of Gaston, SC; his brother, Tom Reed (Teresa) of Anderson SC; his sister Marie Reed Finch of Irmo, SC; and his beloved grandchildren, Chase and Brook Reed of Mills River and Jennifer and Jamie Hutto, and great-granddaughter, Autumn Hutto, all of Gaston, SC. Among those who loved and respected him are his numerous nieces, nephews and cousins in North Carolina, Tennessee and South Carolina.

A memorial service will be held at 2 pm Saturday, August 29, 2015 in the Chapel of Forest Lawn Funeral Home. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home and a reception will follow the service.

Memorials in memory of Allen may be made to the American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Bldg. 1, Asheville, NC 28801.


Saturday, August 29, 2015
12:00 AM

Forest Lawn Funeral Home Chapel - Directions
538 Tracy Grove Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792

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  • September 03, 2015
    Nova Buchanan says:
    Lost track of you cousin, thought of you often. Thoughts and prayers are with Mary, children, grands and great grands.

  • September 03, 2015
    Jeff and Brenda Crawford says:
    So sorry to here of your loss Mary and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  • September 03, 2015
    Roger and Helen Coffman says:
    Sincere condolences to the family. Our prayers are with you.

  • September 03, 2015
    Terry and Carlene Cox says:
    Carlene and I were both shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Allen. He was a friend and wonderful neighbor. He will be missed. Our sincere condolences go out to Mary and the family. Terry and Carlene

  • September 03, 2015
    Tina Reed says:
    Dad, you were always the best. I love you and will deeply miss you and look forward to joining you one day.