Burton Douglas Reed Jr, 87, of Maryville, TN, passed away
peacefully after a short illness on January 15, 2019.
Burt as he was known, was born to the late Burton and Margaret (Watson)
Reed in Hartford CT and was raised in West Hartford CT. He
graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in business from Boston
University in Massachusetts. It was there that he met his wife of
more than 63 years, Carolyn Blake. After graduating college and
completing ROTC requirements, he joined the United States Air
Force, attained the rank of First Lieutenant, and as a pilot was
stationed at bases in GA, TX and TN. After his discharge, Burt
became a reservist in the Air Force, attaining the rank of Major,
and began a long and successful career in the insurance industry
working for The Travelers, Peerless Insurance and Northern
Neck Insurance. Burt’s hobbies and interests included fishing,
oyster farming and playing golf, traveling the country and world
with Carolyn, and spending time with his family.
His wife Carolyn, daughter Margaret, sons Robert, Charles,
Lawrence, and Douglas, eleven grandchildren and eight great
grandchildren survive Burt.
In lieu of flowers the family is requesting donations be made to
Blount County Animal Shelter 233 Currie Avenue, Maryville,