Gary Allan Reed

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Gary Allan Reed, 66, a resident of Kansas City, Missouri passed away on Monday, October 14, 2019.

He was born in Youngstown, Ohio on May 7, 1953, a son of the late Howard A. and Mildred Reed. He was preceded in death by both his parents and sister, Mary Handwork.

Gary was a graduate from South Range High School, Defiance College and Vanderbilt University with a Master of Divinity. He was also ordained at Mt. Olivet UCC.

He is survived by his partner, Erick Gutierrez and son Jessie. He also leaves two sisters and three brothers along with multiple nieces and nephews.

He pastored a church in Cincinnati, Ohio for 13 years then moved to Chicago to work in fundraising for a nonprofit organization in Bensenville, Illinois. He owned three Dunkin’ Donut/Baskin-Robbins franchises for several years during his time in Chicago, Illinois. He was the former President/CEO of TKE Educational Foundation and former healthcare consultant at Buffett Senior Healthcare Corp. Most recently Gary was the Business Development Manager of Bello Concrete Coatings in Kansas City, Missouri.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date to be announced.