Joseph Reed – Obituary

By  | March 10, 2018 | Filed under: Obituaries, Williams Funeral Home

Joseph Reed, age 56, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, March 8, 2018 surrounded by his loving family in Pineville, North Carolina.

Joseph “Joe” Reed was born on September 11, 1961 to the late Odell and Artha Reed in Orlando, Florida. Joe attended Palm Beach Atlantic University, where he met the love of his life, Kelly Ann Sater. They married on August 11, 1984. Shortly after they married, they moved to Texas, where he received his bachelor’s degree at Texas Christian University. In August of 1985, they welcomed their first child, Jennifer Kim, into the world. From Texas, they moved to Florida where Joe served as a pastor at several churches. In 1989, they welcomed their second child, Dan Curtis. They soon moved to North Carolina, where Joe served as a pastor while attending Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He received his Masters in Christian Education at SEBTS in 1993. In 1997, they moved to Tennessee, where they resided for nearly fourteen years. In 2010, he accepted a pastoral position in South Carolina where he resided until his home going.

Over the years, Joe served as a pastor in Florida, North Carolina, Tennessee, and South Carolina, where he faithfully preached the gospel, made disciples, and shared the love of Christ with all. Not only did he serve as a pastor, but also he taught Bible and history at Zion Christian Academy for almost thirteen years, where he impacted numerous students, including his own daughter and son.

Joe was known by many names: husband, dad, brother, son, uncle, pastor, leader, teacher, mentor, and friend. He deeply loved his wife, children, and family and did anything and everything he could to make sure they knew of his love for them. Joe loved anything sci-fi, all things Christmas, Hawaiian shirts, Sonny’s BBQ, Chick-fil-A, and Krystal’s hamburgers. He enjoyed talking to his children, cooking for his family, discussing theology, and reading books. But above all, Joe loved his Lord and Savior, telling others about the good news of the gospel, and especially following through with discipleship. He was a faithful servant of Christ who made an impact on the lives of many people. He fought the good fight, finished the race, kept the faith, and is now in the arms of His Lord and Savior.

The family will visit with friends on Monday, March 12, 2018 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Williams Funeral Home in Columbia, Tennessee. A celebration of life will be held on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 at 2:30 p.m. in the Chapel of Williams Funeral Home with Dan Reed, Jimmy Elliott, and Jason Beck officiating. Joe’s dream was to visit Hawaii, so anyone who feels so inclined, please feel free to wear Hawaiian apparel to the service. This IS a celebration of Joe’s homegoing! Burial will follow at Polk Memorial Gardens.

Joe is survived by his devoted and loving wife Kelly Ann Reed; his two loving children Jennifer Kim Reed and Dan Curtis (Alyssa) Reed; brother Curtis Reed; sister Etta Diane (Mark “Doc”) Rode; brother-in-law Dan (Debra Sue) Sater II; sister-in-law Kimberly (Kip) Hopkins; father and mother-in-law Dan and Marilyn Sater I; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces, and great nephews.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents Odell and Artha Reed, brother Sherman Reed, and nephew Shaun Reed.

Pallbearers will be Dan Reed, Curtis Reed, Dan Sater II, Tyler Leach, Jimmy Elliott, and Jason Beck.

The family would like to say a special thanks to Inspiration Ministries, Harmony Baptist Church, Highland Park Baptist Church, and the staff, doctors, and nurses at CMC Pineville.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Parson’s Pantry, PO Box 777, Gaffney, SC 29342 and/or the mission’s fund or education fund for ministers at Harmony Baptist Church, 5403 Harmony Church Road, Edgemoor, SC 29712.

Williams Funeral Home is handling local arrangements. Online condolences can be shared at

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