Army Specialist Michael Warren Reed, born August 23, 1985, in Athens, Georgia, beloved son John and Patti Reed.
Michael was a graduate of Oconee County High School. He attended Georgia Southern University, where he was a brother of Sigma Nu Fraternity.
Michael served in the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
He was also co-owner of JWR Engravers. Michael was a charter member of Oconee County’s lacrosse team and this last spring enjoyed volunteering as a coach for the current teams. He was a member of Athens First Presbyterian Church. As an avid Georgia fan, he followed the Bulldogs closely, even when deployed in Iraq.
Survivors include his parents, John and Patti Reed; grandfather, Louie Reed; brother, Wesley Reed; sister-in-law, Lori Reed; and nephews, Braxton Warren and Maddox Avery Reed. Michael was also loved by numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, and by his girlfriend, Kacy Cargile.
SPC Michael Warren Reed lost his battle with PTS on August 27, 2013. He was 28 years old.