Silas "Butch" Reed

July 9, 1947 - December 27, 2008

Silas “Butch” Reed, age 61, of Dallas, Texas, passed away December 27, 2008, in Plano, Texas. Butch was born July 9, 1947 in Loraine, Texas, to Silas Harlin and Callie (Williamson) Reed. He was a Dallas police officer for fifteen years and was the past owner of Reed Fence and Deck Company. Butch proudly served in the United States Air Force. Butch is survived by his sons, Britt Reed of Dallas, Texas and Shane Reed of McKinney, Texas; grandson, Caden Reed; brothers, Jimmy Reed of Houston, Texas and Joe Reed of Sweetwater, Texas; and sister, Judy Hunter of Denver, Colorado. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Wednesday, December 31, 2008, at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel in Allen, Texas. Interment will follow at Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen. The family will receive friends during a visitation from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Texas Stampede, 2914 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75204.

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Will miss you Butch..have fond memories growing up as a teenager. Always laughing and smiling, my first job ever, building fences with you. Britt and Shane, I havent seen yall since we were kids playin and ridin steers at the police rodeos..didnt get a chance to say hello to yall at the service, but my prayers are with you..take care Roger Dale Duncan Jr, January 15, 2009 Tom and I were saddened to hear the news about Butch's passing. Tom had gone through Roscoe High School as his classmate, and I was one year behind, but certainly noticed him "walking the halls" and playing football for the Roscoe Plowboys. My fondest memory of Butch was the last time I saw him at Billy and Kay's during the High School Reunion--he was such a gentleman, fun to listen to as he shared his memories of high school, and interesting to hear where life had taken him. We'll miss not seeing him again at the next one. Tom and Max (Maxine) Watt Tom and Max (Maxine) Watt, January 10, 2009 Butch will be missed so much - I was so fortunate to grow up as a teenager around him and the rest of my dad's rodeo buddies during the police rodeo days - he always made me laugh and encouraged me. Our prayers are with Britt and Shane. Melissa Duncan Starnater, January 5, 2009 Butch was a year ahead of me at Roscoe High School. Our classes celebrated class reunions together, so I had an opportunity to visit with him over the years. He was a great guy in high school and I was impressed by the man he had become. I feel blessed that I could count him as my freind and that he touched my life. My God bless him and ease the pain of his family and freinds. In loving memory, Betty. Betty (Davis) Barton, January 4, 2009 Butch and I became friends while working in Special Ops at Dallas PD and remained so throughout the years, although we didn't see each other often. After a reunion I organized in 2000 of former DPD co-workers which Butch attended, we renewed our friendship over dinner a few times before I retired and moved to MO. He was always so much fun, friendly and upbeat. Butch will definitely be missed by everyone that knew him. God bless him and the family he left behind. Heaven just got brighter with his beautiful smile and witty personality. Ruby Slaughter, January 4, 2009 Butch was a year behind me while attending Roscoe High School in Roscoe Texas. I remember him well as we played on the same football team as well as playing sports in the Roscoe Boys Club. I remember him attending some of the Boys Club summer camps down near Camp Wood, Tex. Our prayers go out to his family and loved ones. R.I.P. old buddy. Tony Tidwell, January 1, 2009 I'll always remember Butch as a nice kid a few years younger than me, a little shy with a funny giggle. Back then, we were in the Boys Club and did all the things that boys did back then--trips with George to various places with all of us in our Boys Club t-shirts, playing sports, and doing things in the Boys Club hall. Everybody always liked Butch, or "Fireplug," as we sometimes used to call him for fun. I'm sure he made the world a better place to live. Edwin "Snake" "Bitsy" Duncan, January 1, 2009 I was so sorry to hear about Butch. We had many happy days in Roscoe High. His sweetness will be missed. Carol Lorene (Wilkins) Moore, January 1, 2009 It has been a long time since we have seen the family. I am Carroll's daughter. I am so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for all of you. Love, Kelly CARRALEIGH (KELLY) ELIZABETH CHAPMAN (REED), December 30, 2008 Your family is in our thoughts and prayers at this time of sorrow. David and Brenda Grubb, December 30, 2008 Dear Cousins Britt and Shane, I want you to know how much I loved your dad. I have such wonderful memories of him. He was so fun loving and good natured! The best uncle ever! He always laughed and played along with my childish Christmas gift pranks and even showed a more serious side by encouraging me in my endeavors. He has a special place in my heart! Prayers are with you and always remember-- "Look to the Lord and His strength; seek his face always." 1 Ch. 16:11 He will get you through this difficult time. Love, Terri, Daniel and Maggie Terri Morgan Valenzuela, December 30, 2008 I AM SADDEN TO HEAR OF BUTCH,S PASSING I KNEW BUTCH AS THE TRAIL DOC FOR THE STAMPEDE . I KNEW HE LOVED TO VOL. FOR THE KIDS .I TRIED TO WHAT I COULD TO EASE HIS PAIN .SO HE COULD WORK A EVENT I WILL MISS HIM TRAIL DOC RON CHAPMAN ron (trail doc) chapman, December 30, 2008 Butch was one of my best friends for the past 16 years. Although were not close in age we were very close as friends. Many of my best memories and good times were with my man "The Butcher Block". I love him like a brother and I will miss him greatly. I know he is in a much better place now and no longer in pain. To the Reed Family my thoughts and prayers are with each of you. We were blessed to have Butch in our lives! Nathan Jamail, December 30, 2008 Our prayers are offered this day for the family as well as for the peaceful repose of Butch's soul. We met Butch as a fellow member of the Texas Stampede Ops Committee...He was an outstanding, faithful volunteer who would take on the hardest chores, always doing it "for the kids" in order to benefit the work of Children's Medical Center. As a fellow survivor swapping "war stories" with me about our chemo past treatments and doctors, Butch still maintained his sense of humor throughout the last year. He loved his family and friends, and expressed thanks for each new day, taking it as it came -- one step at a time. We will miss him, but his memory will be with us forever, as he is truly taking part in THE "Main Event" now! Alice and Barry Clauss, December 30, 2008 To the Reed Family: I am so sorry for your loss. I had the priviledge of meeting Butch through the Texas Stampede Ops Committee. He was such a wonderful man. My prayers and thoughts are with you. God Bless You. Janet K Magee Red Oak TX Janet K Magee, December 30, 2008 Butch, we love you and will miss you so much. May God bless you and your family with love and peace. David & Lara Tyree, December 29, 2008 Dear Family, Butch and I worked together in the Vice Control Division in the early 80's. I will never forget his willingness to help a new sergeant in a new position. Butch was a truly nice man. Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Bill Bill Turnage, December 29, 2008 My condolences to the Reed family. I met Butch thru Fannin Trees and thought the world of him. My thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time. Bill Willis, December 29, 2008 Wendy and I want to offer our deepest sympathy. Butch was a great guy, that we very much enjoyed getting to know through the Texas Stampede. We just spoke for a long while in November at the rodeo and he was very positive about his condition and prepared for what was ahead. He was a courageous man that enjoyed life. God Bless. Brad Matlock, December 29, 2008 Dear Family, I am sorry for your loss. I am a good friend of Britt's, but unfortunately I never had the chance to meet Butch. I have however gotten to know Britt over the past few years and I can only guess that Butch was a good father, as well as being a kind and sincere man, because as they say "the nut doesn't fall to far from the tree," right? I will light a candle and say a prayer for Butch's family to heal and recover from their loss. Remember. . . Heaven is the place we all want to be lucky enough to get to! Lori L. Ranzio-Renda, December 29, 2008 nnyButch was my partner in Narcotics in 1977. He was my friend on and off the job. His family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Lonny Watson Lo Watson, December 29, 2008 Sorry for your loss. Chip Bulin, December 29, 2008 when i was a soph. at roscoe high school, butch was sr.,i played on the football team with nim. he was a very intense football player. i probly never spoke one word to him, but i have often thought about him. i know he will be missed. GOD bless his family, let them know , that butch is with u, and being butch, mightier than ever. mike kinerd james m. (mike) kinerd, December 29, 2008 So sorry to hear of Butch's passing. I first met him as my son's first football coach and realized then he was a great guy. He really worked great with those kids and then also built a couple of fences for me and for many of my friends. He was one I could always refer with great confidence that the job would be right and everyone always thought a lot of him. Shane hope you are doing all right and give my best to your family. Bob Smallwood Bob Smallwood, December 29, 2008 Your loss of Butch is a loss for all. Worked with Butch when we were in Tactical. Always liked to call him "9 fingers" after his lawn mower accident. Took his place on the wild horse race team after he got hurt... I ended up getting hurt as well. Butch was a good officer and a good guy. Your family has my prayers. Ron Brigance, December 28, 2008 Linda, Britt and Shane - I was so sorry to read about Butch's passing, especially right here at the Christmas holidays.  He, Linda and I had many good times together and he was a dear friend for many years. My heart goes out to each of you. God bless you, Janie Janie Smith, December 28, 2008 I worked with Butch at the Police Department when he worked in Vice Control. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. He was a really entertaining guy with a great sense of humor and I really enjoyed working with him. I extend my sympathy to his family. Barbara Jan Whitaker, December 28, 2008 I was always amused by Butch's unique sense of humor which made a sometimes unpleasant and unbearable job more pleasant and bearable. One good cop, enough said. Rest in peace brother. Roy Hodgens #2566, December 28, 2008 I have many fond memories of Butch, during his service to the Dallas Police Department. He was an outstanding police officer. John Rex Tillery DPD Badge #1879, December 28, 2008