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Robert Wayne Reed

Robert Wayne Reed, of Ashland, Kentucky; formally of Paris, Kentucky, departed this life on Monday October 26, 2020. He was 40 years of age. He was born September 3, 1980, in Houston, Texas; the son of Brenda Whitaker Reed and the late Elva Wayne Reed.

In addition to his father, he was preceded in death by his grandmother Christine Whitaker and his uncles Melvin Reed and Ray Reed, all of Cynthiana, as well special family friend Shannon Long of Gulf Breeze, Florida. He is survived by his wife Jessica Kelly Reed and his step children Gracie and Hunter Richardson of Ashland, Kentucky. He is also survived by his mother Brenda Reed, his brother Jeff Reed, and his sister Stephanie Reed, all of Pensacola, Florida and father-in-law Ken Kelly of Paris.

Other surviving family members include several aunts and uncles; Shirley Price, Jerry Reed, Doug Whitaker, Terri Whitaker, Carolyn Whitaker, Randy Whitaker, Jane Hill, JR Hill, Gary Whitaker and cousins Christa, Shea, Sarah, Jessi, Leigh, Patrick, Jennifer, Julie, Barry, Joy, Tiim, and many second cousins.

His life was short, but filled with many adventures that ultimately led him to meeting the love of his life Jessica and becoming a proud and engaged father to Gracie and Hunter. While his taste in music was sometimes questionable, he was always finding joy in the small pleasures in life such as gadgets that could be found As Seen On TV. He took after his father in that respect. He never met a claw machine that he could pass up; although he never won much. He did not take after his sister in that respect. Although he was a walking accident waiting to happen (we have the pages and pages of ER bills to prove it), he was incredibly lucky at winning bizarre cereal box competitions and scratch offs found on the ground.

Robert’s favorite place was Pensacola Beach and his ashes will be spread there at a later time. In lieu of flowers, Robert would probably suggest friends celebrate his life by mixing an experimental vile cocktail and giving it a stupid name.

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