Emile Lee Reed III
February 20, 2010
Emile Lee Reed III, age 68, died February 14, 2010, after an extended illness. He passed away peacefully at his home in Austin, Texas, with his family by his side. Mr. Reed was born on September 18, 1941, in Tucson, Arizona, son of Emile and Sarah Ann Reed. He was a wonderful and much beloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and uncle.
Mr. Reed earned a master’s degree in Ceramic Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute in Blacksburg, Virginia, a Juris Doctorate degree from the University of Houston, and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Texas. He was a decorated veteran who served in Vietnam and was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy with the rank of commander. After a long career with Exxon, he retired as executive director of Exxon Energy Limited in Hong Kong. While he worked with Exxon, he and his family lived in Hong Kong, Australia, Italy and the United States.
Mr. Reed was a member of the Episcopal Church in Austin and of St. John’s Anglican Church in Park City, Utah, and he was an active volunteer in both churches. He loved hiking in the mountains with his family and his dogs, and throughout his life he engaged in volunteer community service through civic and neighborhood associations.
He is survived by his parents, Emile and Sarah Ann Reed of Austin; his three siblings, Sally and (George) Getten of Paso Robles, Calif, Walter and (Jennifer) Reed of Sugarland, Texas, and Deborah Roberts of Austin, Texas; his wife of 43 years, Kay Reed of both Austin, Texas, and Heber City, Utah; his three adult children, Emile (Sara), John (Michelle), and Ashlea (Chris); and his 10 grandchildren. He will be greatly missed by his beloved dogs, Maddie and Heidi.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, February 20, 2010, at 10 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 12001 Bee Cave Road, Bee Cave, Texas. A memorial service will be held at St. John’s Anglican Church, Park City, Utah, at a date as yet undetermined.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Meals on Wheels and More – PALS (Pets Assisting the Lives of Seniors), 3227 East 5th Street, Austin, TX 78702 (Contact: Kristin Organ, phone 512-476-6325).