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William 'Bill' Reed


William "Bill" Taylor Reed, 83, of Worland, passed away May 6, 2018, at Thermopolis Rehab and Wellness Center.

Bill was born November 2, 1934, in Sheridan, Wyo., to Thomas and Alice (Hebbert) Reed. He attended school in Sheridan, Wyo. Bill enlisted in the Navy in 1952 and served with honor on the USS Iowa and the USS TE Chandler. He spent 38 months in Korea serving his country. 

He married Marian (Andrews) on July 27, 1956, in Casper, Wyo. They were married for 50 years before Marian passed in 2006. They lived in Casper until 1961 when they transferred with Mountain Bell to Worland. Bill worked for Mountain Bell, US West, and RT Communications for 40 years. He retired in 1996 from the phone company. They opened the DayLight Donut Shop in Worland in 1974 and ran it until 1983. 

Bill liked to hunt, fish, camp and golf. Bill followed all his boys to their sporting events and attended every sporting event he could make it to. He continued attending sporting events for his grandchildren too. He loved meeting all the retirees from work at McDonald's in the mornings for coffee.

Bill is survived by his sons, Taylor (Connie) of Glenrock, Gorde (Connie) of Worland, and Marty (Pam) of Thermopolis; sister, Jane (Reed) Weber of Casper; 10 grandchildren; and 8 great-grandchildren.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Marian; and sisters, Alice and Jean.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Sat., May 18, 2018, at the First Southern Baptist Church in Worland. Visitation will be held at the church one hour prior to services. Burial will follow the services at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Military honors will be provided by American Legion Post #44. Memorial donations may be made to Support Our Troops in care of Bryant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 524, Worland, WY  82401. Online condolences may be made at


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