November 6, 2016
David E. Reed, DDS, MS, 70, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2016. He went to be with Jesus while surrounded by his family who loved him in Mission, Texas. David was born in Buffalo, New York, to Gertrude “Dolly” Mary Christine Michlich Reed and Delbert Andrew Reed. He was raised in Arlington, Texas. David graduated from Arlington High School before attending the University of Texas at Arlington, where he was a member of Kappa Alpha fraternity and received his Bachelor of Science degree. He then went on to the University of Texas School of Dentistry at Houston where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and his Master of Science degree. In 1977, David was the founding member of Valley Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery in McAllen, Texas, where he provided dental services to the people of the Rio Grande Valley for more than 35 years. Over the course of his career, David's patients spanned multiple generations of families from all across the Valley. He greatly enjoyed serving in this capacity and always felt grateful for the patients who entrusted him with their care. In addition to being a skilled surgeon, David was most known for the care and concern he showed to his patients. David will be remembered as a generous, godly man who was steadfast in his commitment to faith, family, and his dental practice. David’s loved ones will remember his hilariously dry sense of humor and his love for working with his hands. He spent much of his time in retirement in his workshop creating hand-made pieces through woodturning and woodworking. He loved sharing these special mementos with others. One of David's favorite roles was as Grampy to his four grandchildren. He is survived by the love of his life and wife of 45 years, Kandy (Kern) Reed; children: Brian (Tania), Lindsay Klinck (Lloyd); sister: Jill Niles, and her son Shawn (and family); grandchildren: Alana, Luke, Olivia, and Rachel. David was preceded in death by his father, Delbert, and his mother, Dolly. The family will receive friends on Wednesday, November 9th from 5pm to 8pm at Kreidler Funeral Home, 314 N. 10th Street, McAllen. A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, November 10th at 11am at BT McAllen, 2001 Trenton Road, with a graveside service following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to BSF International, Samaritan's Purse, or Gideon's International. Donations to BSF International can be sent to Bible Study Fellowship Global Headquarters 19001 Huebner Road, San Antonio, TX 78258-4019, or at www.bsfinternational.org. Donations to Samaritan's Purse can be made at www.samaritanspurse.org. Donations to Gideon's International can be made at www.gideons.org/donate, or by calling (866)382-4253.
David E. Reed, DDS, MS, 70, passed away peacefully on November 6, 2016. He went to be with Jesus while surrounded by his family who loved him in Mission, Texas. David was born in Buffalo, New York, to Gertrude “Dolly” Mary Christine... View Obituary & Service Information
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