MARION — Robert Lee “Pops” Reed, 78, of Marion, passed away Friday, Nov. 9, 2018, at Marion General Hospital.

“Pops” entered into this world Jan. 28, 1940. Oct. 20, 1961, he married the love of his life, Sharon Strouse, in Mount Vernon.

With a love for the game of golf, he was a member of Green Acres Golf Course. He also enjoyed classic cars, and loved his trains. In 1975, he and a two of his friends founded Buckeye Collision where he worked until his retirement in 2003. Having served in the US Army, he was extremely patriotic.

“Pops” is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sharon (Strouse) Reed of Marion; along with his beloved sons, Brian (Michelle) Reed, Barry (Amy Pratt) Reed, Brad Reed and Brent (Heather) Reed all of Marion; his three grandchildren, Andrew, Shaunda and Hunter; and two great-grandchildren, Colt and Aubrey. “Pops” was a proud and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will missed by all.

Friends and family may come to honor Robert “Pops” Reed Thursday, Nov. 15, 2018, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Marion Bible Fellowship, 590 Forest Lawn Drive, Marion. A funeral service will be held Friday, Nov. 16, at 11 a.m. at the Marion Bible Fellowship with Rev. Michael Reynolds officiating. Burial will follow service at the Marion Cemetery with a military service by the Marion County Veterans Council.

Donations may be given in “Pops” memory to the National Parkinson Foundation, 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr. #265, Columbus, OH 43231. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at


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