It is with great sadness that the family of Steve Eugene Reed announce his sudden passing on Wednesday, July 28, 2021 at the age of 72.
He is survived by his wife, Carol; children, Autumn Scanio (Michael), Stephen Taylor Reed (Samantha) and Drew Reed; brother, Stan Reed; sister, Susan Hayes (Farrell); niece, Lauren Hayes; nephews Reed Hayes, Austin Reed, and Eric Reed.
Born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Steve maintained his southern drawl and appetite for soul food and music. Upon graduating college at Southern Mississippi, Steve found his life’s passion in the wine & spirits industry, which eventually led him to the state of Wyoming. After establishing himself in Jackson Hole, he met his wife, Carol, who he stood beside through thick and thin for 29 years. Eventually settling in Sheridan, Steve faithfully and tirelessly supported his family by traveling to see accounts throughout the state of Wyoming.
Steve’s personality and natural talent to make and keep great relationships fueled his legendary reputation. His inherent self-confidence, unrelenting determination, and humor carried him through everything, except his golf game. A man of many wise words and hilarious stories, he lived to make people laugh, and did so, even when Lewy Bodies Dementia began to take hold towards the end of his life.
Steve was truly a great man, “the best”, whose impact will forever be felt and carried on by the family and friends that love him. His ability to love, cheer, sacrifice, provide, forgive and laugh will forever be lessons and gifts to all he knew.
A toast in his honor will occur from 4pm- 6pm on August 14th at the Sheridan Inn in Sheridan, Wyoming.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements.