Leland Reed


Leland Wendall Reed, 73, of Ocean Isle Beach, NC passed away on October 4, 2023, while at Angel House Hospice Care Center in Whiteville, NC.

Leland was born October 31, 1949, in Fairfield, Iowa, to the late Elvin and Lurena (Bonnett) Reed. He married Angela Schrull January 5, 1985.

Leland loved life and his pets were his children. He was loving, caring, thoughtful, fun, hardworking, and strived to do his best in everything he was involved in. As a teenager Leland worked as a paperboy for the Fairfield Daily Ledger where he was awarded for his service and praised for his courtesy, honesty, perseverance, salesmanship, promptness and citizenship.

Leland graduated from Fairfield High School in 1968.  In 1969, he enlisted in the United States Army and served as a medic in Vietnam.  He returned to Fairfield in 1971 and decided to further his education at San Diego Community College in San Diego, CA where he obtained an Associate of Science Radiologic Technology degree in 1974.

Leland worked in California, Arizona and Louisiana.

He worked as a manager of a four room Cardiac Cath Lab at Radides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, Louisiana. He was a RRT (Registered Radiologic Technologist) and RCIS (Registered Cardiovascular Interventional Specialist).  He retired in 2010 and moved to Hudson, NC.

Leland was a woodworker and made many beautiful jewelry boxes, pens, tables, bowls and many other pieces. He was active and enjoyed many activities including water skiing, knee boarding, swimming, baseball, biking, bowling and golf. He was an avid runner and ran many 5k and 10k races. He won several bowling trophies and enjoyed playing golf with Larry, Dick, and friends. He was a fan of NASCAR, baseball, and football.

He always liked a good joke and spending time with his friends.

Surviving family members include his wife Angela; siblings, Don (Maxine) Reed of Plano, TX, Dick (Mary) Reed of Fairfield, IA, Dean Reed of Dalleville, VA; sister-in-law Louise Reed of Dixon, IL; brother-in-law Edward (Jean) Schrull of Summerfield, NC; sister-in-law Ansy Schrull of Shallotte, NC and a host of loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Larry Reed, and nephew Chris Reed.

Graveside Services will be at Evergreen Cemetery in Fairfield, Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 11:00 A.M. Memorials will be given to Fairfield High School Athletic Department: Track, Bowling and Golf.  They can be mailed to Dick Reed, 207B South Gate Cir, Fairfield, IA 52556.

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