Mr. Brattie “Brad” Gene Reed died at home with family Sept. 11, 2020. Brad was born on Chincoteague Island, on Sept. 16, 1928, to Clarence Kouglar Reed Jr. and Muriel Savage.
After serving three years in the U.S. Air Force, Brad then attended Kent State University, receiving a B.S. in geology. He worked initially on seismic crews, and then later as a petroleum geophysicist for many years.
Brad was preceded in death by his wife, Laura Fulper Reed, and son, John Allen Reed. He leaves one daughter, Shelia Reed Gallagher, of Chincoteague, and four sons, William Brady Reed and his wife, Laura Worley, of Houston, Texas, David Dennis Reed and his wife, Kathie, of Irving, Texas, Clarence Kouglar Reed III and his wife, Jan, of Irving, and Kenneth Wayne Reed, of Broussard, La. He is also survived by 11 grandchildren, Sandra Daisey and her husband, Gary Daniel, of Chincoteague, John Dennis and his wife, Katie, of Chincoteague, Katie Reed and her husband, Matt Hebert, of Broussard, Jeremy Reed and his wife, Katie, of Lafayette, La., Aaron Reed and wife, Angèle Davidson, of Round Rock, Texas, Jennifer Norvell and her husband, Stephen, of Rowlett, Texas, John Reed, of Irving, Texas, Tyler Reed, of Dallas, Texas, Laura Reed of Broussard, Nicole Reed, of Broussard, and Amanda Godfrey and her husband, Buddy, of the Dallas area; and 18 great-grandchildren.