William "Bill" Reed

January 30, 1945 ~ November 2, 2019 (age 74)


William Y. Reed
January 30, 1945 - November 2, 2019

Beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin, friend…known for his dry wit.

Bill Reed, of Dardenne Prairie, MO, died on November 2, 2019 at the age of 74. He was born in Wichita, KS to Dale & Cathryn “Kitty, Kate” (Davis) Reed. Bill was the second of three children. He graduated from Wichita Southeast High School in 1963. He served in the US Navy from 1963 - 1967, then he attended Butler County Junior College. In 1970, Bill’s only son, Todd, was born. In 1985, Bill married the love of his life, Nancy McCoy, and they had 34 wonderful years of marriage together. Bill worked at Koch Industries for 20 years, then he and Nancy started Enterprise Travel in Wichita. They traveled extensively, and lived in Kansas, Oklahoma, Washington, and Missouri together. Bill’s two grandsons were a source of great pride. He loved playing and joking with them.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Reed of Dardenne Prairie, MO; his son, Todd (Lisa) Reed and grandsons, Aaron Reed and Connor Reed, all of Lake Saint Louis, MO; a sister, Barbara (Ted) Gamlem of Selah, WA; a brother, Michael (Vicki) Reed of Boca Raton, FL; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws. Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Dale & Kate Reed, and his niece, Michele Reed.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at Carlson Colonial Funeral Home in El Dorado, KS. Friends may share condolences online with the family at

Memorial contributions may be made to Seasons Hospice Foundation, 6400 Shafer Court, Suite 700, Rosemont, IL 60018. 


November 16, 2019

10:00 AM to TBD
Carlson Colonial Chapel
200 S. Star
El Dorado, KS 67042


Seasons Hospice Foundation
6400 Shafer Court Suite 700, Rosemont IL 60018

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