|Birth: ||Jul. 11, 1914, USA|
|Death: ||Feb. 12, 2013, USA|
Clark Lewis Reed Sr died Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at the age of 98. He was born July 11, 1914, the son of the Clark Scammon Reed and Mabel Lewis Reed of Chicago. On August 14, 1936, he married Margaret Middleton Ravenel (now deceased) of Columbia. (They were married for 69 years.) He is survived by one son, Clark Lewis Reed Jr. (Julie) of Hendersonville, N.C. and Chester, Nova Scotia; two daughters, Lewis Reed of Columbia and Margaret Reed Anderson (son-in-law, Edward Harter) of Columbia and Seattle, Wash.; brother-in-law, James Ravenel (Carol Sue); nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Clark grew up in Glencoe, Ill. and Saugatuck, Mich. He attended the University of Chicago, Milwaukee State Teachers College and was graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1937. While at USC, he was a member of the Alpha Beta Society which was petitioning the Chi Psi National Fraternity for a revival of its charter. This was granted in later years at which time he was initiated along with several members of the original Alpha Beta Society.
Upon graduating from USC, he was employed by the Western Electric Company in Chicago. While there, he became a member of the University Club of Chicago. Afterwards, he was employed by the S.C. Public Service Commission, retiring in 1976 as Director of Utilities after 38 years of service. He was a registered professional engineer.
During World War II, he was attached to a Marine Corps Air Wing as a radar officer, leaving as a Captain.
Clark was a member of several organizations which included The Columbia Cotillion and the Forest Lake Country Club and was on the executive committee of Kanuga Conference Center for several years during the 1940s. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Cathedral.
During his lifetime, he enjoyed boating and cruising Lake Murray and the low country rivers and creeks, bridge playing, reading, golf and most of all people. He was a very loveable, generous and kind hearted person with a tremendous sense of humor. He was a great inspiration to all who knew him and will be missed very much.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, February 16, 2013, in Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Churchyard, 1100 Sumter Street, Columbia.
Memorials may be made to Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, 1100 Sumter Street, Columbia, SC 29201 or a charity of one's choice.
Dunbar Funeral Home, Dutch Fork Chapel, Irmo, is assisting the family
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral Cemetery
South Carolina, USA
Created by: jujulynne
Record added: Feb 16, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 105329052
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