Tremont and Bar Harbor -
Richard Lawrence Reed, 87, died August 22, 2016, in Bar Harbor. He was born June 24, 1929, in Tremont, the son of Hollis Gardner and Lillian May (Rich) Reed.
He was a 65-year member of the Tremont Masonic Lodge #77 A.F. and A.M and had dual membership with Lygonia Masonic Lodge #40 A.F. and A .M. of Ellsworth. Richard was a kind and will liked employee of H.G. Reed General Store.
He is survived by 4 sons, Lawrence Reed and wife, Catherine, of South Carolina, Wayne Reed and wife, Paula, of North Yarmouth, Paul Reed and wife, Cynthia, of Southwest Harbor and Karl Reed and wife, Marlene, of Ellsworth; a sister, Emma Richards; grandchildren, David and Katelin Reed, Jason Clough, Randi O'Rourke and Joshua Tewell. Richard was predeceased by 5 brothers, Hobart, W. Stanley, Clayton, Gardner and Hollis Jr., 4 sisters, Eunice, Charlotte, Natalie and Kathlyn; and by a grandchild, Joseph Tewell.
Graveside services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, August 27, 2016, at Hillrest Cemetery, West Tremont. Contributions in Richard's memory may be made to the Tremont Masonic Lodge #77 A.F and A.M, Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 144, Southwest Harbor, ME 04679. Arrangements by Jordan-Fernald, 1139 Main St., Mt. Desert. Condolences may be expressed at www.jordanfernald.com.