Melvin L. “Mel” Reed

January 3, 2024

Melvin L. “Mel” Reed, 84, of Frankfort, Ind., died January 3, 2024 at his home.  He was born May 30, 1939 in Frankfort, Ind. to Ura Sylvester & Bertha Lucille (Jones) Reed.  He married Shirley Hanna on October 7, 1961 in Frankfort and she survives.

Mel was a 1957 graduate of Frankfort High School.  He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corp from 1957-1960 in Okinawa, Japan, then in the Marine reserves from 1960-1963.  He worked for the Nickle Plate Railroad in Frankfort, Southern Pacific in California then Union Pacific for a total of 37 years.  Mel enjoyed fishing, traveling, playing guitar and riding his Harley.

Visitation and Services

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m. Monday, January 8, 2024 at Goodwin Funeral Home, 200 S. Main St., Frankfort. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Pastor Philip Jordan will officiate. Burial will be in Buntin Cemetery.

Survived by:

his wife, Shirley Reed and several nieces & nephews.

Preceded by:

his parents, brothers Marvin Reed and infant Hubert Reed.


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One Condolence for “Melvin L. “Mel” Reed”

  1. Sherry Terry January 6, 2024 at 7:35 pm


    So sorry to hear about Mel. I always loved you guys coming over and playing cards with Mom and Dad. I am sure I was a little nuisance around the card table but you and Mel were always so nice to me. You even put my hair in a “palm tree” on top of my head!!! Again, so sorry for your loss. I hope he can now rest peacefully.

    Love Sherry Terry
    (Don and Pat’s daughter)

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