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In Memory Of Our Poets

Edward "Eddie" Clayton Reeder, Jr. (1934-2012) - Class Of 1952


Dr. Edward "Eddie" Clayton Reeder Jr., loving father and respected Montgomery dentist, went to be with Jesus on Friday, September 7, 2012 in Decatur, Alabama after an extended illness. He recently celebrated his 78th birthday on June 30. He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Edward C. and Willie Mae Lane Reeder, and one son, Edward Clayton "Clay" Reeder III. He is survived by his daughters Melanie Reeder Boulware and Jessalyn Reeder Cook, both of Montgomery, son Rev. Edward Cameron Reeder (wife Sherry) of Decatur, AL and daughter Christin Reeder of Memphis, TN.; grandchildren Jordan and Marleigh Boulware of Montgomery, Christian and Phoenix Reeder of Decatur, Staci Maynard of Montgomery and Victoria Cook of Albert Lea, MN.; great grandchildren Alex, Jonah and Eli Maynard of Montgomery and Kallie Adams Reeder of Decatur, AL. He graduated from Sidney Lanier High School in Montgomery where he distinguished himself as fullback for the football team beside Bart Starr. He then earned his BS Degree from the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa and DDS from University of Alabama in Birmingham Dental School. He served as a Navy dentist in South Carolina before returning to Montgomery to start his private practice. He then practiced dentistry for more than 30 years fulltime and for more than 10 as a fill in for his associates. Eddie was active in the Armed Forces first as Lt. Commander in the US Navy and later as a Captain in the US Air Force Reserve. Dr. Reeder traveled extensively around the world and loved to read and paint. He was a member of Woodland United Methodist Church in Pike Road and Frazer United Methodist Church in Montgomery. Funeral services will be at 2 pm Wednesday, September 12, 2012 at Leak Memory Chapel with visitation beginning at 12:30 pm. The Reverend Walter "Jack" Jackson of Zoe Christian Fellowship in Millbrook will be officiating. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Amedysis Hospice Services of Brownsboro, Alabama or Zoe Christian Fellowship in Millbrook, AL. Online condolences may be made at www.leak-mc.com
Published in the Montgomery Advertiser on September 10, 2012