Reed Wallace died Monday, June 12, at his residence in College Grove, Tenn. He was 81.

He was born in Williamson County, Tenn., the son of Bernice and Sam Wallace. He lived there until joining the Navy during World War II. Most of his time was served in Okinawa and Oahu.

Shortly after returning home to Tennessee, he ventured north to work on a dairy farm where he met his wife, Gladys Eisold of Ludlow. They were married in Ludlow on June 5, 1948, and lived there for the next 35 years.

Reed found his niche in life when he became a very successful customer service sales person for Interstate Uniform Co. of Indian Orchard, where he worked until his retirement.

Reed's accomplishments in life included his devoted work with the Boys and Girls Club of Ludlow, where he spent many hours and years working with the Little League baseball teams, producing many winning teams for the club. He served as president of the club for several years. After Gladys and Reed's retirement, they moved to their home on North Road in Chilmark.

Reed was an avid outdoorsman and loved to hunt and fish and his big joy was lobstering from his boat, U-Bubba.

After the death of his wife in 1998, Reed decided to return to Tennessee and bought a home in College Grove.

He is survived by a son, James Reed Wallace, and his wife, Debora, of Scranton, Pa.; a daughter, Nancy Lee Wallace of Chapel Hill, Tenn.; a brother, Ennis Wallace, and his wife, Colleen, of Flat Creek, Tenn.; a sister, Martha Arnold of Chapel Hill, Tenn.; three grandchildren, Jennifer Jacoby and her husband, Peter, Dr. Robin Reed Wallace, and Sarah Morris and her husband, Sean; one great-grandchild, Ellie Jacoby, and several nieces and nephews.

He will be sadly missed by all.

Interment will be at the discretion of the family. Donations may be sent to the Ludlow Boys and Girls Club of America, 91 Claudia Way, Ludlow, MA 01056, in memory of Reed and Gladys Wallace.