Earl H. Reed

October 15, 1926 - December 16, 2020

U.S. Veteran

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Earl will be buried in the family lot at Highland Grove Cemetery in Shapleigh.

Earl H. Reed, 94, a longtime resident of North Shapleigh, died on December 16, 2020 at the Newton Center in Sanford.

Earl was born at home in North Shapleigh on October 15, 1926, the son of Harry A. and Ella E. (Davis) Reed. He attended Washington School in the North Shapleigh Village and Shapleigh Corner High School.

Earl was drafted into the U.S. Army on June 26, 1945 and was released on March 4, 1946, as the whole country celebrated the end of World War II. Earl married his sweetheart, Georgianna F. Langley, and raised five children together.

Earl was a farmer and worked as a sawyer for Moulton Lumber Co. for 45 plus years. Earl was part of the young men who fought the infamous ’47 fire. He also worked as a truck driver. Earl was a proud 32 Degree Free Mason with the Day Spring Lodge and had 62 plus years of membership. He also attended Eastern Star meetings with his wife Georgie.

Earl and Georgie went camping locally in the camper Earl built for his pickup truck. They were “two peas in a pod” working side by side haying during the summer months. Each fall they would travel to the area fairs; enjoying the exhibits and Earl loved the horse pulling events and visiting with their neighbors and watching the musical acts perform. They both enjoyed visiting Florida and taking a trip of a lifetime to Guam. Their favorite place to eat out was Ted’s Fried Clams. After a long winter, they enjoyed traveling around on Maple Syrup Weekend.

Earl is now reunited once again with his sweetheart, Georgie, who predeceased him in 2017. He was also predeceased by his sister Evelyn Houston.

He is lovingly survived by his children, Deborah A. Baron of So. Carolina; Jane L. Bryant of Lyman; Harry C. Reed of North Shapleigh; Elaine M. Titherington of Shapleigh and Ellen C. Munsey of Harpswell; 14 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

Earl will be buried in the family lot in Highland Grove Cemetery in Shapleigh.

In Earl’s memory, please consider donating to the ASPA – with an emphasis for large animals.

The Autumn Green Funeral Home is respectfully handling arrangements.

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