Bill Reed

William Risk Reed, age 80, passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014, at his home surrounded by those he loved.

Services for Mr. Reed will be 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, July 23, 2014, at Harrod Brothers Funeral Home.

Rev. Dr. John Opsata and Rev. Jon Sutphin will officiate. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Family and friends will be received at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 5-8 p.m. and Wednesday from noon until the service.

A native of Falmouth, he was born September 1, 1933, and was the son of the late George Elmer and Emma Thompson Reed. Mr. Reed retired from Department of Revenue, Kentucky State Government after 36 years of service. After his retirement, he continued his tax preparation work as owner of Reed’s Tax Service.  He was a member of Capital City Christian Church and also attended First Christian Church. He loved his family and was a devoted grandfather and great-grandfather. He loved to watch his grandsons play sports and other activities and one of his greatest joys was spending time with his great-granddaughter, Addy.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Walpert Reed; daughter, Cheri Reed Scott and her husband, Bobby; stepson, James Franklin Walpert; stepdaughter, Martha Elizabeth Walpert; five grandsons, Daniel Scott (Emma Kring Scott), Bryan Scott, Michael Scott (Cara Scott), Nicolas Scott and Kyle Scott; and great-granddaughter, Adeline Bell Scott.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Neva Spaulding Reed; his brother, James Reed; and his sister, Martha Reed James.

Pallbearers are his grandsons, Daniel, Bryan, Michael, Nicolas and Kyle Scott and stepson, James Franklin Walpert.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy in his memory are encouraged to Hospice of the Bluegrass, 663 Teton Trail, Frankfort, KY 40601 or Avenues for Women, 73 C. Michael Davenport Blvd., Suite 5, Frankfort, KY 40601.

Arrangements are under the direction of Harrod Brothers Funeral Home. Condolences may be shared via the online guestbook at

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