Roger Allen Reed

Roger Allen Reed, a gregarious and outgoing man, died November 16, 2022. Roger, 90, was born on December 14, 1931, in Charlotte to George Washington and Elsie May (Mason) Reed. Roger was a loving husband, grandfather and a great dad. He instilled his love for the outdoors in his children through countless camping trips, canoe trips and family trips, Expo 67, Yellowstone National Park and Florida to name a few. Roger also sold popcorn for the band boosters and chauffeured his kids and their friends on many schools canoe and band trips. As a conversationalist, he felt as though he could strike up a conversation with anyone in town, and he did. Roger loved the game of golf and was a long-time member of the former Charlotte Country Club. He achieved five holes-in-one. Bowling was another of his favorite pastimes and he enjoyed the competition with Crandell Trucking Team in local leagues. Roger was an avid U of M fan and one of the favorite memories will be of a June of ’22 trip to Louisville for the college world series to see U of M play. If there were to be a perfect celebration of life setting for Roger, it would be a U of M vs. Ohio State tailgate party. Roger was employed at Aluminum Extrusions with Quality Control for 33 ½ years and was proud to be part of the Michigan National Guard 119th Field Artillery located in Charlotte.
Roger is survived by his children, Douglas Reed, Janice (Mike) Matsumoto, and Terry Reed; grandchildren, Alexis Reed, Samantha and Kimberely Matsumoto; five sisters, and three brothers. He was predeceased by his wife, Donna Jean (King) Reed; and his parents.
Friends are encouraged to support Roger’s family by attending services or sharing memories on his Tribute Page at Visitation is Tuesday, November 22, from 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. at Pray Funeral Home. Funeral services are Wednesday, November 23, 11:00 a.m. at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte with Pastor Jeff Nelson officiating. Following the interment at Bosworth Cemetery, the family invites you to a luncheon at Maple Brook Golf Course in Charlotte. The funeral will be webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to, click on Roger’s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). If desired, the family suggests memorial contributions to the American Heart Association or Hospice of Lansing. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.