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June 30, 1943 - November 19, 2020
Jay Donald Reed, 77, passed away on Thursday, November 19, 2020 in Sagle, Idaho. A celebration of Jay’s life will be held at 1:00 pm on Saturday, December 5, 2020 at the Seneacquoteen Cemetery with Pastor Brian Noble officiating.
Jay was born on June 30, 1943 in St. George, Utah to Charley and Marjorie Reed. In his youth the family traveled, following the fruit harvest. It was during this harvest time that he met Jan Berg in California. They married on June 16, 1962 in Lindsay, CA.
Six years later they moved to Post Falls and then to Sandpoint. Jay owned and operated Unique Roofing in Coeur d’Alene. In 1987 after Jay was injured, they moved to Las Vegas.
In 1996 they moved back to Sandpoint where he could be seen driving his big red truck with the “PapaJay” license plates. Jay and Jan were the original owners of the Pie Hut in Sandpoint.
He was a member of the Sandpoint Assembly of God Church. At the church he served as a deacon, helped cook meals, was involved with the Gideon’s, served as a jail chaplain, and hosted the church’s senior group. He loved the outdoors, watching the eagles and elk, hunting, fishing and picking huckleberries.
He is survived by his wife Jan Reed of Sagle, ID; two daughters Sheri (Bill) Avery of Reno, NV and Susan Reed of Clarkston, WA; two sons Don Reed of Sagle, ID and Mike (Roxanne) Reed of Maui, HI; 11 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; and three sisters Valda (Bob) Clark of Wichita, KS, Diane VanZandt of Rathdrum, ID and Elaine Walls of Kingman, AZ.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Mary and Phyllis, brothers Dick and Charley, and one grandson Augustine.