, Muskogee, OK

October 31, 2013

Denoval Dwayne Reed


— On October 23, 2013, God called home His angel Denoval Dwayne Reed, whom he blessed us with to enjoy for many years. Born on October 5, 1952, he was the only child born to DeLoyd Reed and Hazel Hopkins. Denoval was born in Muskogee, OK, and was a graduate of Manual Training High School class of 1970 and later Langston University class of 1974 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. While attending Langston University, he was initiated into the Alpha Pi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi, Fraternity, Inc. Denoval met and married his high school sweetheart, Patricia Walker, on July 14, 1975. They moved to the Chicago area and to this union, three children were born. He was an extraordinary father and instilled Christian values, love, honesty, determination, and education in all of his children. Being no stranger to hard and prosperous work, he devoted 33 years to MetLife, Inc. in Chicago, IL, and subsequently Dallas, TX.

Denoval was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who enjoyed life to the fullest and loved spending time with his three grandchildren. He was a member of Second Baptist Church of Elgin, IL, where he served on the board of trustees, played the drums in the church choir, and taught Sunday school for 10 years. He also enjoyed a variety of sports, particularly football and collecting vinyl records.

Family members waiting to greet him is his father DeLoyd Reed, his step-mother Corita Reed, and other family members that preceded him in death.

Those left to carry on his legacy until they meet again are his faithful and devoted wife of 38 years, Patricia Reed of Frisco, TX, his mother Hazel Pierce (Hopkins) of Salina, KS, and three children Dana Reed-Brown (Aaron) of Streamwood, IL, Kyle Reed of Frisco, TX, and Denoval Reed II of Ft. Hood-Killeen TX. In addition, five siblings will carry on, Loren Kirk of Salina, KS, Velenta Reed-Hopkins of Oklahoma City, OK, David Pierce (Lisa) of Houston, TX, Pierre Reed (Monita) of Frederick, MD, and Lacreta (Lynn) Reed-Hill of Oklahoma City, OK; three grandchildren Maria E. Gray-Reed, Madison M. Taylor-Reed, and Silas Reed Brown, and a host of other loving relatives including nieces, nephews, extended family, and friends.

A Home Going Celebration will be conducted Saturday, November 2, 2013 at Deans Chapel Baptist Church, 20th & Maryland, Muskogee, OK; with Pastor Nathaniel Edmond, eulogizing. Interment will follow in Booker T. Washington Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday, 1 to 7 p.m.

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The family has been cared for by the Winn family at Granger-House of Winn Funeral Home.