Samuel Neal Reed

Samuel Neal Reed of Houston, Texas, passed away in the peaceful comfort of this home January 15, 2024 after a long battle with cancer.

Sam “Sammy” was born January 19, 1950 to mother, Alice Resler and father, Harold Reed. After graduation, Sam attended the University of Georgia. He not only graduated but became a lifelong Bulldog cheering and jeering the team on to victory no matter where he lived.

After graduation, Sam pursued a Human Resources career journeying across the United States. Sam had the opportunity to live in Louisiana, Colorado, California, Nebraska, and New Jersey. After several relocations to Houston, that city became his long-term home.

Sam and his wife, Ann, met in Dallas at the Volunteer Center where he volunteered and Ann was employed. They married in 1982 and were blessed with two wonderful sons, Matthew and Andrew.

Sam’s career in aerospace and aeronautics spanned forty years culminating at Curtiss-Wright Corporation. Sam found great joy in precision cars and collecting toys with childlike enthusiasm. Every child visitor passing through their home found fun with legos, trains, and drones.

Sam was pre-deceased by his devoted mother, Alice Resler; father, Harold Reed his brother, Robert Reed; step-father, Clarence Resler; and brother-in-law, Steve Linn. He is survived by his: loving wife, Ann; son, Matthew (Annette); son, Andrew (Mine’); and granddaughter, Zoey and Ivey (Marcelo), and

Ian. Sam was truly blessed with a loving family including Saundra Linn, Kelly and C.J. Blue and sons Cody and Rachel Linn, and their daughters and son. His Atlanta cousins include Sue Cagle, Warren, Sally and Beth Winter and so many others.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, February 24 at 11:OO a.m. at Crowder Funeral Home, 111 E. Medical Center Blvd., Webster, TX 77598. A Celebration of Life luncheon will follow at 1 p.m.

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  1. That’s our sweetest Uncle Sam. He brought so much joy to our lives and his smile and antics could light up a room. His quick wit and sarcasm often got him in trouble with his sweet, sweet wife, our Auntie Ann. We feel so blessed our children had years to experience his love. We loved when they’d come visit us in Dallas. My favorite memory as a child is coming to Houston for Christmas most years and spending such a memorable holiday with my aunt, uncle and cousins. Us kids certainly got into a lot of trouble over the years! I have so many wonderful memories and a lifetime of love to hold close to my heart. The world will not be the same without Uncle Sam. We’re so proud of his fight and optimism during times of sickness. He will forever live in our hearts.

    Kelly & CJ Blue

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