William Sewell Reed went in peace at his family homestead in Independence, Louisiana with his daughter by his side on September 15, 2017, at the age of 59. He was born on December 23, 1957. He was a talented woodworker and a man with a generous heart.  His is survived by his daughter, Jessica Reed Trosclair; son, Christopher Reed; grandson, Wyatt Trosclair; siblings, Susan Dreher, Thomas Reed, Richard Reed, Elizabeth Erkenswick, David Reed and Daniel Reed. He is preceded in death by his parents, Charles Lionel Reed and Joan Bahm Reed. Please join us for a memorial to celebrate the life of William Reed. It will be held Saturday, December 2, 2017 from 1:30-4:30 pm in Independence, Louisiana at his family homesite. Address is 52511 S. Bennett Rd. Independence, LA 70443. Please contact Jessica Reed Trosclair for more information and directions. An on-line guest book is available at www.harrymckneely.com.