Remembering John Lowell Reed formerly of La Porte. He and his family moved to Montgomery, AL in 1983, where he passed away suddenly on April 16, 2012, following an accident.
John was born February 25, 1942 in La Porte, IN to Arno and Hazel (Six) Reed.
On August 11, 1963 in La Porte county he married Constance “Connie” Waul. They met as young teenagers and are now reunited in heaven along with their daughter, Dawn; son, Darrin; and granddaughter, Bobbi. He was also preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.
After high school John enlisted in the United States Marine Corp, serving six years, and receiving training as a mechanic. He then bought a small farm east of La Porte where he and his family sometimes kept horses and pigs. For most of his life he worked as an ASE certified mechanic for Volkswagen, Porsche, and Audi dealerships, first in Gary, then at Jack Ingram Motors in Montgomery, AL. He was a member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church. He enjoyed cars, wood working, and spending time with his family.
Cremation took place at Southern Memorial Funeral Home and Crematorium, Montgomery, AL.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will take place at 12 noon on January 17, 2020 at Fish Lake Community Church, 7592 East State Road 4, Walkerton.
Memorial Contributions may be directed to the family c/o Debra Ridge, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, IN 46350.
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