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Horace B. "H.B." Reed, Jr
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Birth: unknown
Death: Nov. 29, 2007

"Horace B. (H.B.) REED, Jr. age 84 died Nov. 29, 2007 at his home in Murfreesboro of multiple myeloma. He was a native of Knoxville, and was the son of the late Horace B. and Marcus C. Reed of Knoxville.

Dr. Reed was a light machine gunner in the 84th Infantry Division in Europe during World War II. He was awarded the Purple Heart and Bronze Star (twice) medals, as well as five other military medals. He received the A.B., M.S. and Ph.D degrees from the University of Tennessee, and the M.A. degree from the University of Michigan. He taught (primarily in the biological and zoological sciences) at the University of Maine, Shorter College (Rome, Georgia, where he was chairman of the Division of Natural Sciences), and Middle Tennessee State University. He won letters in track and cross-country as a student at the University of Tennessee, and was captain of the cross-country team in 1947. For decades he participated in long-distances races, including marathons and ultramarathons.

At his request, his body is being donated for medical science. A visitation will be held Saturday from 2- 4 p.m. at Woodfin Memorial Chapel. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date."

*Note. Survivor names have been removed to respect family privacy.

1. Murfreesboro Post
2. Woodfin Memorial Chapel 
Body donated to medical science
Created by: Carol Robertson White
Record added: Dec 18, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 23463549

Condolences to your family.
- Carol Robertson White
 Added: Dec. 18, 2007

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