July 18, 2024

Stanley R. Reed


Stanley S. Reed, 87, of Prescott, died June 18, 2024, at his home in Prescott.

Stanley Reed, 87, of Prescott, passed away Tuesday, June 18, 2024, at his home in rural Prescott. Funeral Services were 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, at Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center of Corning, with Pastor David Lincoln officiating. Burial was in the Mount Zion Cemetery, Prescott.

Memorials may be directed to the family, to be determined. Memories and online condolences may be left at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com.

Stanley Ralph Reed, the son of Ralph and Lorraine Reed, was born Jan. 24, 1937, in Rushville, Nebraska. He was a graduate of Rushville High School.

Stanley joined the Navy after high school and was a career Navy man, serving in the Philippines. Most of his career was spent working as an air traffic controller at NAS Whidbey Island in Oak Harbor, Washington, until his retirement. He ended his career as an air traffic controller in Bremerton, Washington. Upon retiring, he continued the same work as a civilian at the same airport in Bremerton.

Stanley and Stella DeWitt were united in marriage eight years ago. Stanley loved to hunt and fish, especially with his son, grandsons and great-grandsons. He had a real passion for bowling and continued to actively bowl until poor health forced him to quit. Stanley was the president of the local gun club for many years.

Preceding Stanley in death were his parents; his first wife; son, Stan Reed; sister and brother-in-law, Daisey and Ken Thomas and brother-in-law, Lanny Stouffer.

Left to cherish Stanley’s memory is his wife, Stella DeWitt of Prescott; daughter, Anita (Theresa) Reed of Frackville, Pennsylvania; daughter-in-law, Denise Reed of Oak Harbor, Washington; stepsons: Steven (Katherine) DeWitt of Prescott, Doug (Kathleen) DeWitt of Fort Calhoun, Nebraska; grandchildren: Brandon (Sarah) of Coupeville, Washington, and Nathan of Graham, Washington; great-grandchildren: Sage (Morgan), Logan and Forrest; sister, Shirley Stouffer of Rushville, Nebraska; many nieces and nephews.