Dale Albert “Shorty” Reed, Jr., age 79, of Keysville, VA, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, June 28, 2022. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Whirley Reed.
Shorty is survived by his children, Dale Reed III (Belinda), Melissa Tharpe (Matthew), Lynn Duffer (Rodney), Linda Ferguson (Donald), Joyce Crews (Jimmy), Theresa Adkins (Frank); nine grandchildren, Frank Adkins, Jr. (Tanya), Brandon Adkins (Billie Jo). Tina Nowlin (Benji), Amy Parsons, Tiffany Adkins (P.J.), Travis Ferguson, Heather Brown (Taylor), Shannon Tharpe, Allison Sands (Evan); nine great-grandchildren, Devin Adkins, Hadlee Adkins, Dillion Nowlin, Annabella Newcomb, Alyssa Osborne, Brylee Ferguson, Waylon Brown, Kayden Sands, Emry Sands; and three great-great-grandchildren, Rinsley Nowlin, Willow Osborne, and Sadie Osborne.
A graveside funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, July 2, 2022, at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church Cemetery, Keysville, VA. Public viewing will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, July 1, 2022, at the Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA. In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a charity of choice. The Browning-Duffer Funeral Home in Keysville, VA, is assisting the family.