William “Shack” Reeder (RIP)

William Shackelford “Shack” Reeder passed away peacefully March 2 surrounded by his family and close friends from complications from pneumonia. He was born (along with his twin brother) on September 10, 1944 in Kansas City, Mo. to Shackelford Reeder and Sally Erwin Reeder. He spent his formative years in Midland after moving with his family from Dallas and New Haven, Connecticut. He attended Fishburne Military Academy in Virginia, Shriner Institute and Midland High School. He enlisted in the army in 1963 and was deployed to Vietnam with the 101st Airborne Division. He received the bronze star with V for valor and a purple heart for injuries incurred in the war. These injuries would impact his health the rest of his life. After returning home he went to the University of Texas in El Paso and then spent a few years in Colorado before returning to Midland working as a homebuilder and later as Vice President of Midland Self Storage. Shack loved his dogs, was an avid hunter and loved spending time with his family and friends. He was one of the original DooDah members and was everyone’s ultimate wingman. His wisdom will be greatly missed at the North Office weekly meetings. Hearing stories from those he touched showed he had a heart of gold, sometimes the temperament of a bear but always a friend you could count on. He will be missed.

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