Classic car builder and retired operating engineer Ross Reed’s love of life and family did not come to an end with his death. Ross passed away on June 23, 2023 with his wife Sherrie at his side after a courageous battle with cancer at age 64.
Ross was born to Jane and James Reed on December 6, 1958 and grew up in Windsor and Healdsburg alongside his three brothers; Jimmy, John and Ronnie. He had an accomplished career as an operating engineer and always had a story when driving by a dam, overpass or highway that he worked on. He loved building classic cars with his dear friend Vern and completed his personal project, a light blue 1956 Ford pickup in 2014.
Ross became a father in 1990 to Shelby and 1992 to Andrea, who he raised with their mother Sidney. Ross and his girls enjoyed many trips together along the California coast where Ross dived for abalone, fished and camped. He loved sharing 15 grandchildren together with Sherrie.
Ross is survived by his wife; Sherrie, his daughters; Shelby and Andrea, and his brother, Ronnie, among many other family and friends. He made friends everywhere he went and his generous heart will always be remembered.
A Memorial Service and Celebration of Life will be held at Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary in Lakeport, CA on July 8, 2023 at 10 AM with a reception to follow at the Reed Ranch in Kelseyville, California.