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Marlon Charles Reed

August 31, 1956 - November 8, 2020

Former Chicago resident Marlon Charles Reed, 64, passed away November 8, 2020, at his home in Virginia Beach, VA.

He was born on August 31, 1956 to Charles and Dolores Reed in Chicago, IL.

Marlon attended Morgan Park High School and he graduated with the class of 1974. After high school, he attended college at Florida A&M before deciding to enlist in the United States Air Force and served his country for four years. Following his discharge, he chose to pursue entrepreneurship including real estate and owning several businesses such as electronic and computer repair shops and slot car racing tracks. Over the years, he obtained multiple Microsoft certifications due to his love of technology, especially computers.

He was a “Jack of all trades” and had a strong entrepreneurial spirit, even before he passed, he was still full of various business and investment ideas.

Marlon was married twice, which resulted in a total of four children, two boys, and two girls.

Although his health had declined over the years, he still enjoyed watching football and basketball, playing his electric bass, chatting with an old friend or his grandchildren, and of course his yearly trip to Captain George’s on Veterans Day.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Reed.

Marlon is survived by his mother, Dolores Hayes; brother, Vincent Reed; sister, Donna Reed; his children Marlon Reed Jr., Ashanti Reed, Karen Reed, and Phillip Reed; several beloved grandchildren; and his special friends, Elaine Hickman, Lynette Smith, Marlon Hooper, Dexter Sims, John Tubbs, and Jauqo III-X.

A visitation will be held from 4:00pm to 8:00pm on Tuesday, November 17, 2020 at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5033 Rouse Drive, Virginia Beach, VA. Funeral Service is to follow the following day Wednesday, November 18, at 10:00am, with graveside service to follow at 12:00pm at Albert G. Horton Jr. Memorial Veterans Cemetery, 5310 Milners Rd. Suffolk, VA. The family recognizes due to COVID-19 that not everyone may be able to attend to pay their respects, Altmeyer Funeral Home has coordinated a live stream service for the day of the Funeral Service and Graveside. Please click on the links below Service Information to watch the live stream at the times listed.

Flowers can be sent to Altmeyer Funeral Home at the address mentioned above. Please express condolences below.

Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Service Information

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Time: 10:00 am


Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel

5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462

Click Here to view the Live Stream for Funeral Service

Cemetery Information

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Time: 12:00 pm


Albert G. Horton Memorial Veteran Cemetery

5310 Milners Rd.
Suffolk, VA 23434

Click Here to view the live stream for the Gravesite Service

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