Jeffrey Robert Reed, age 66, of Peoria, passed away Monday, March 30, 2020 at home.
Jeff was born on August 15, 1953 in Peoria, Illinois to William Nathaniel and Doris Ann (Fetzer) Reed. He married Julie Lynn Stevens on May 27, 1978 in Peoria.
Surviving are his wife, Julie; his children, Rachel (Sam) Grampsas of Morton, IL, Diane (Timothy) Koons of East Peoria, IL and Steve Reed of Omihachiman, Japan; his three grandchildren, Lucas Cox, Noah Koons and Jeffrey Tomoki Reed. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Jeff graduated from Drake University and was a pharmacist for UnityPoint Health Methodist in Peoria for 38 years, retiring in 2018. He was an outdoorsman, enjoyed playing golf, frisbee golf, pickle ball, riding 4-wheelers and motorcycles, hunting and fishing with his dad. He was also a member of the George Washington Lodge in Chillicothe. Jeff loved spending time with his family, especially playing with his grandchildren. Jeff's true passion in life was connecting with people. So many were affected and changed by his gentle way of reaching out to them through listening, understanding their needs, and lifting them up with kind gestures or words. He did this with no thought of gain or recognition for himself. Jeff was truly a selfless and humble man.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Rescue 33 or to the George Washington Lodge. Arrangements are under the care of Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Online condolences may be made through www.weberhurdfuneralhome.com
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