In Memory Of:

Michael Reed
Army

Michael was born and raised in Athens, Georgia. He was a big sports enthusiast and a huge Georgia Bulldog fan. He had a great sense of humor and a contagious laugh. How I would love to hear that laugh again! Michael was loved by his family and many friends. He had so much love and support. Unfortunately, he was suffering until something snapped – he seemed to have everything going well for him, then one day he was gone.
Michael was stationed at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii where he served in the 1-27, 25th Infantry Division Stryker Brigade. He was deployed to Iraq from December 2007 to February 2009. Nearing the end of his enlistment, he served with the U.S. Army Pacific Command at the “Pineapple Pentagon”, Fort Shafter, Hawaii.

Theta Kappa Brother Michael Warren Reed (ΘΚ 654), age 28 of Athens GA, tragically passed to Chapter Eternal on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Born August 23, 1985 in Athens, GA, Michael was a graduate of Oconee County HS. He attended Georgia Southern University where he was a brother of Sigma Nu Fraternity with his older brother Wesley S. Reed, ΘΚ 626. Michael served as a Combat Infantryman in the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division in the US Army and was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He loved his time in service to his country and with his brothers in arms. Most recently, he was co-owner of JWR Engravers in Athens, which he helped acquire an existing business, move to a preferred location in Athens, install new machinery, and reopen at the beginning of June.

Michael was a charter member of Oconee County’s Lacrosse Team and this last spring enjoyed volunteering as a coach for the current teams. Michael was a member of Athens First Presbyterian Church. While he attended GSU, he remained an avid Georgia fan, he followed the Bulldogs closely, even when deployed in Iraq. He could be seen at tailgate events at both home and away games donned in his favorite colors of Red & Black.

Theta Kappa Brother Michael Warren Reed (ΘΚ 654), age 28 of Athens GA, tragically passed to Chapter Eternal on Tuesday, August 27, 2013. Born August 23, 1985 in Athens, GA, Michael was a graduate of Oconee County HS. He attended Georgia Southern University where he was a brother of Sigma Nu Fraternity with his older brother Wesley S. Reed, ΘΚ 626. Michael served as a Combat Infantryman in the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment, 25th Infantry Division in the US Army and was a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He loved his time in service to his country and with his brothers in arms. Most recently, he was co-owner of JWR Engravers in Athens, which he helped acquire an existing business, move to a preferred location in Athens, install new machinery, and reopen at the beginning of June.

Michael was a charter member of Oconee County’s Lacrosse Team and this last spring enjoyed volunteering as a coach for the current teams. Michael was a member of Athens First Presbyterian Church. While he attended GSU, he remained an avid Georgia fan, he followed the Bulldogs closely, even when deployed in Iraq. He could be seen at tailgate events at both home and away games donned in his favorite colors of Red & Black.