Champaign – Dale L. Reed Jr., 65, of Champaign passed away at 10:10 a.m. Tuesday (Dec. 25, 2012) at the Carle Foundation Hospital emergency room.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at Renner-Wikoff Chapel and Crematory, Urbana, the Rev. Mike Smith officiating. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Urbana. Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Dale was born Jan. 5, 1947, at Danville to Dale L. Reed Sr. and Alta M. (Rice) Reed. He graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1965 and later served in the U.S. Coast Guard. He retired as a deputy sheriff from the Champaign County Sheriff's Department in 2004. Prior to that position, he had worked as an officer in the Champaign Police Department.
In 1991, Dale married Linda Weeks and she preceded him in death in 2004. His father also predeceased him. He is survived by his mother of St. Joseph; two children, Ryan M. Reed of Urbana and Tracey E. Keller of Villa Grove; a brother, Dennis R. Reed (Dana Finney) of Champaign; a sister, Karen M. Reed of St. Joseph; three grandchildren, Lindsay, Krysten and Zachary; two nieces; one nephew; an uncle; and several aunts and cousins.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials to the family are requested with envelopes available at the funeral home. Condolences may be offered at www.renner-wikoffchapel.com.