A Message from Melissa Singer-Reed:
It is with a heavy heart and great sadness that I inform you of my beloved husband Chuck Reed’s passing yesterday evening on November 22, after a long, and valiant fight with cancer. Chuck was a loving husband, father, son, brother, uncle, and friend to many.
As a musician for over 45 years and owner of River City Productions, Chuck touched the lives of many people and enjoyed the support of numerous loyal clients and fans.
Chuck was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer on February 4, 2015. Soon after, Chuck, along with the assistance from family and devoted friends, launched the Play On benefit in partnership with GIVEHOPE to raise money for local research and support to those suffering from the disease.
I would like to thank our family and friends for their love and support throughout Chuck’s long battle. I would also like to thank Chuck’s many healthcare providers, in particular, Dr. Doug Flora, Dr. Syed Ahmad, and Dr. Joe Cooley, along with the tireless nursing staff at both St. Elizabeth and UC Health hospitals for the special care they provided. Special thanks to my Planes Companies family for providing continuous support throughout this difficult time. And finally, I want to thank our DV8 Family, RCP Family, the musician community, and the fans that have given us the courage to Play On.
Chuck was a fighter, and over the last five years successfully beat colon cancer and pancreatic cancer. Unfortunately, the disease left him vulnerable and he succumbed to complications. Sadly, we lost him much too soon. However, his legacy will live on.
On behalf of Lee Reed, Maddie Reed, and myself, thank you all for your prayers, cards, meals, gifts, and support of both Play On and GIVEHOPE. On this day of Thanksgiving, Chuck’s favorite holiday, we are thankful for each of you. Enjoy your families. God bless you all.