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Larry C. “Maynard” Reed

Larry C. “Maynard” Reed, age 81, of Exeter, Missouri

              Larry C. “Maynard” Reed, age 81, of Exeter, Missouri passed away Saturday, November 25, 2023 at his home.

            He was born May 7, 1942 in Barry County, Missouri the son of Lloyd and Evelyn (Patton) Reed. On July 9, 1965 in Barry County, Missouri he was united in marriage to Beverly Mattingly, who preceded him in death on May 20, 2012. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one grandson, Mason Lowe; two brothers, Gary (Cotton) Reed and Bob Reed and one nephew, Douglas (Booger) Reed.

            Surviving are one daughter, Melissa Whisenhunt and her husband Jerry of Exeter, Missouri; two grandaughters, Kayla and her significant other Steven Periman of Cassville, Missouri and Alyssa Whisenhunt of Cassville, Missouri; four great-grandchildren, Blazi Lowe, Lucky Periman, Ava Periman and Roper Periman; two brothers, Max Reed and his wife Charlie of Cassville, Missouri and Steven Reed and his wife Samantha of Cassville, Missouri; two sisters, Joyce Moore and her husband Roy of Aurora, Missouri and Janice Cooper and her Husband Les of Cassville, Missouri.

            Maynard attended school in Cassville, Missouri graduating from Cassville High School in 1960. At the age of 12 he started helping his father process meat at Reed’s Butchering and Custom Processing. In 1970 he opened Reed’s Processing Plant that closed in 1993 when he started working at Ramey’s in the meat department where he always greeted everyone with a smile. After Maynard retired from his many years of meat processing his main enjoyment was his grandchildren. He never missed a rodeo or softball game, he was their biggest fan. He also enjoyed coon hunting where he won many awards with the coon dogs he trained. Maynard was saved at the age of 66 and baptized at the age of 70 at Corinth Baptist Church. He enjoyed going to church and his church family. Maynard was a member of Mercy and Grace Fellowship.

            Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, November 30, 2023 at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Cassville, Missouri, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home in Cassville. Wyatt Clevenger will conduct the services.

            Contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in memory of Maynard.

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