Russell Reed

Russell Alan Reed

Saturday, January 8th, 1955 - Monday, March 9th, 2020
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Mr. Russell Alan Reed, 65, of Jefferson City, Mo., passed away Monday, March 9, 2020.

He was born on January 8, 1955 in Boonville, Mo. a son of Artie and Marian (Greis) Reed. He graduated from Boonville High School in 1973 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Missouri in 1995.

Russell began his nursing career at University Hospital in Columbia until transferring to Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. It was here that Russell worked for over 20 years, retiring in November 2019. Countless people, both his patients and co-workers, were positively impacted by Russell's medical skills and compassion.

He loved the outdoors, fishing and sitting on the banks of the Missouri River. Russell was an avid music fan, enjoyed playing guitar and in his younger years, traveling throughout the country. Russell was a gifted storyteller with a quick wit who shared many laughs with others throughout the years.

Survivors include: his mother, Marian Reed of Columbia; three brothers, Sam Reed (Barbara) of Oak Park, IL, Ken Reed (Debbie) of Columbia, and Lynn Reed (Laura) of Kansas City, MO; and several nieces and nephews. Russell had many friends who he also considered as part of his family.

He was proceeded in death by his father, Artie Reed.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Russell’s memorial service has been postponed until further notice. Once his service times are confirmed, they will be published online at

Friends may send condolences online or mail sympathy cards directly to Freeman Mortuary to be given to his family. You may choose to remember Russell with a memorial to the Missouri River Relief, P.O. Box 463 Columbia, MO 65205

Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary.
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    Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    Sunday, March 22nd, 2020 1:00pm
    Cooper's Landing Campgrounds and Marina
    11505 Smith Hatchery Rd
    COLUMBIA, MO 65203
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Ed Humphreys

Posted at 08:07pm
Our condolences and prayers go out to your family.
So sorry to hear about Russell...Ed and Celia Humphreys

Rebecca rowden

Posted at 10:38am
Loved working with Russell when I worked Intensive care , he was a great nurse many memories , he will be missed ❤️

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