TREMONT/BAR HARBOR – Richard Lawrence Reed, 87, died Aug. 22, 2016, in Bar Harbor. He was born June 24, 1929, in Tremont, the son of Hollis Gardner and Lillian May (Rich) Reed.
He was a 65-year member of the Tremont Masonic Lodge No. 77 A.F. and A.M. and had dual membership with Lygonia Masonic Lodge No. 40 A.F. and A.M. of Ellsworth. Richard was a kind and well-liked employee of H.G. Reed General Store.
He is survived by four sons; Lawrence Reed and wife, Catherine, of South Carolina, Wayne Reed and wife, Paula, of North Yarmouth, Paul Reed and wife, Cynthia, of Southwest Harbor and Karl Reed and wife, Marlene, of Ellsworth; a sister, Emma Richards. Grandchildren, David and Katelin Reed, Jason Clough, Randi O’Rourke and Joshua Tewell.
Richard was predeceased by five brothers: Hobart, W. Stanley, Clayton, Gardner and Hollis Jr., four sisters: Eunice, Charlotte, Natalie and Kathlyn and by a grandchild, Joseph Tewell.
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at Hillrest Cemetery, West Tremont.
Contributions in Richard’s memory may be made to the Tremont Masonic Lodge No. 77 A.F. and A.M., Scholarship Fund, PO Box 144, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679.
Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main Street, Mount Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.