Dewey Lee Reed (Duke) passed away June 8, 2015 at his home in Hardtner, Kansas. He was born at the Hardtner Hospital on December 19, 1941 to Vergie and Dewey Reed. He grew up on the Z Bar Ranch an graduated from Hardtner High School in 1965 . He married Julie Rathgeber on May 30, 1964 in Kiowa, Kansas. Three children, Kent, Travis and Trishell, were born to this union. Duke did many things, but the one thing he loved to do was ride bulls. He won twice at the Waynoka Rodeo and once at the Freedom Rodeo. He loved every minute and everything about riding bulls. You could never get bored listening to Duke’s stories. He started his own business, Walking R Fencing. His wife, Julie kept the books and also helped build fence. Duke raised horses and was a lifetime Barber County resident.
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Survivors include his sons, Kent Reed and Travis Reed; daughter, Trishell Reed; sister, Patricia Atkinson; brother, Steve Reed and parents, Vergie and Dewey Reed.
He is preceded in death by his wife, Julie.
A graveside memorial service for both Julie and Duke will be Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Hardtner-Elwood Cemetery. A reception to greet the family after the service will be at the Hardtner Community Building.
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Duke and Julie were good friends, good people. I will always miss them. They are gentle on my mind!
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