Charles Reed

November 22, 1963 - February 12, 2017

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Charles “Shane” Reed, 53, of Mechanicsburg, passed away Sunday, February 12, 2017 in his home. He was born November 22, 1963 in Columbus, Ohio, the son of the late Charles & Evelyn Reed.

Shane was a 1982 graduate of Mechanicsburg High School. He was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying hunting and fishing. Shane was a movie buff, animal lover, and professional story teller – always sharing his fish tales. He enjoyed “road tripping” and loved watching sports, bleeding Scarlet & Grey on Saturdays and Orange & Brown on Sundays. Shane was an all around great guy who will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Kelly Jo (Fritts) Reed of Mechanicsburg; his fur babies, Bella, Ray & Rudy; his sisters, Pamela Lynn Reed of Plain City and Kimberly Susan (Dale) Ross of Urbana; his “brother from another mother,” Craig (Debby) Howard; his mother and father-in-law, Rick & Barb Fritts; his brother and sister-in-law, Randy & Jodi Roach; his nieces and nephews, Melissa (Kenny) Ross, Audrey (Greg) Fishilevich of Los Angeles, CA, Elizabeth Ross of Dublin, OH, Emma (Landen) Charles of Plain City, OH, and Ozzy Roach of Mechanicsburg, OH; his lifelong childhood friends, Roger (Sherry) Snyder and Brian Amrine; and his special neighbors, The Loy and Means Families.

Shane is preceded in death by his parents; and grandparents, Grover & Emma Reed, Bill Fritts, and Charles & Marguarite Reed.

A memorial lantern release service will be held at 7:00 PM on Friday, February 24, 2017 in the Burnham Building in Goshen Memorial Park, S. Parkview Rd., Mechanicsburg, Ohio 43044. A time to celebrate Shane’s life will be held for 3 hours prior to the lantern release from 4-7 PM. Services are entrusted to SKILLMAN, McDONALD & VERNON Funeral Home, Mechanicsburg.

A special thanks to Missy and Joyce at DaVita Midwest Dialysis, Dr. Ullah, Anthony & Shelia from Mercy Home Health Care for their professional care, and the Mechanicsburg EMS.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family to offset funeral expenses. Envelopes will be available at the memorial to make donations.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.


Barbara Boggs Ashbaugh - Feb 22, 2017

Kim and Pam, so sorry for your loss. Prayers.

Cindy (Raines) Gaydos - Feb 17, 2017

I was very sad to learn of Shane’s passing. It was much too soon. My heart goes out to all those grieving as I am grieving too. Love and prayers to all, especially Kelly, Pam and Kim.

Larry Boggs - Feb 15, 2017

Kelly, Kim, and Pam: My sincerest condolences!!! Shane will never be forgotten!!! Love you all!
Kim and Larry Boggs

Gregg & Cyn Marsh - Feb 15, 2017

What a huge loss! May your wonderful memories bring you comfort and a warm smile.
In friendship,
Gregg & Cyn Marsh

Dave calvert - Feb 14, 2017

I’m sorry for your loss. I worked with Shane at OCLC in the early 90’s. He was a good guy that was always in a good mood and was fun to be around as all the guys from the burg were.

Debie (Swank) Watkins - Feb 14, 2017

I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember some good times with Kelly & Shane as well as the rest of the family. Fly high with the angels Shane and give Gus a big kiss for me. Love, Hugs and Prayers to you all in this difficult time.

Henry Zimmerman - Feb 14, 2017

“Thought’s & Prayer’s” go out to Kelly, Pam, & Kim, & the “Extended-Family’s”.I am so Sorry to hear about your Loss in the Family.Shane was a Good-Man & will be missed by many.May “GOD” come into your “Heart’s” & help you through the Coming Day’s.GREEN CASE

ellen&steve bumgarner - Feb 13, 2017

Kelly &family-so sorry for your loss.Shane was always an enjoyment to be around.I was aware of his ongoing health issues,may he rest in peace.
Love sincerely-Ellen&Steve

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