Galen LaVerne Reed, 57, of North Platte died at his home on Monday, Jan. 1, 2018. Galen was born April 18, 1960 in Winchester, Kan. to Francis Loran and Leola Vernita Reed.

Galen Reed

He grew up in Kansas and later moved to Colorado. Galen worked in maintenance at the University of Colorado in Boulder, Colo., drove trucks for farmers in western Nebraska then became an over-the-road truck driver.

He retired from driving following a stroke.

Galen liked to play pool and was on a pool league. He also liked camping, fishing, NASCAR racing and grilling for his neighbors.

Galen had a big heart and loved people.

Survivors include his daughter, Chelsea Reed, and her mother, Cara Reed; siblings, Bobby, Peggy, Robin and Dawn; special friend, Debra Huntington; stepdaughters, Sawsha (Wesley) Shackelford, Jennifer (Justin) Jeffries and Kaela (Bryon) Henry; and other family.

He was preceded in death by his father, Francis; mother, Leola Baker; and brother, Frank.

Cremation was chosen and there will be no service. Condolences may be shared online at odeanchapel.com. Arrangements are with Odean Colonial Chapel.