Briarwood Senior Pastor Harry Reeder Tragically Killed in Car Accident: In a heart-wrenching turn of events, the Briarwood Presbyterian Church community was left reeling when their beloved senior pastor the Reverend Harry Reeder III lost his life in a devastating car accident. The news of this tragedy quickly spread across the web leaving many in a state of disbelief and profound sadness.
The accident occurred on a Thursday morning at approximately 10:01 am on Dunnavant Valley Road near Dunnavant Place. Nobody could have anticipated such a tragic incident unfolding on an otherwise ordinary day. Reverend Reeder a man deeply cherished by his congregation was pronounced dead at the scene by Shelby County Coroner Lina Evans marking the end of an era for the Briarwood community.
Details of the Fatal Accident Revealed
Authorities investigating the accident disclosed that the driver of a 2022 international dump truck had come to a stop in order to make a turn when the 2022 Buick Envision driven by Reverend Reeder collided with the rear of the truck. Tragically this collision proved fatal for the esteemed pastor who was 75 years old at the time of his untimely death. The driver of the truck Brad Dawson 38 years old fortunately escaped the accident without any injuries.
Remembering Reverend Reeder’s Legacy
Reverend Harry Reeder III had faithfully served as the senior pastor of Briarwood Presbyterian Church since the retirement of the church’s founder the Reverend Frank Barker in 1999. His dedication and unwavering commitment to his congregation touched the lives of over 4000 church members who now mourn the loss of their spiritual leader.
Beyond his pastoral duties, Reverend Reeder was also an accomplished author and podcast host sharing his wisdom and insights with a wider audience. His impact extended far beyond the walls of the church as he inspired and influenced countless individuals with his teachings and writings.
Reverend Reeder is survived by his wife Cindy along with their three children and several grandchildren. His family friends and congregation are devastated by his sudden departure grappling with the immense void left by his absence.
A Community in Mourning
The tragic loss of Reverend Harry Reeder III has sent shockwaves throughout the Briarwood community. Grief and sorrow fill the hearts of those who admired and respected him mourning the passing of a compassionate leader a wise mentor and a dear friend.
The church and its members have vowed to honor Reverend Reeder’s memory by continuing the work he started upholding his teachings and legacy. The outpouring of support and condolences from across the region is a testament to the profound impact Reverend Reeder had on the lives of so many.
As the community navigates this difficult time they find solace in the memories and teachings of their beloved pastor. The Briarwood Presbyterian Church remains united in their grief determined to carry forward the spirit of Reverend Reeder’s unwavering faith and profound love for all.
We will continue to provide updates on this heartbreaking news as more details emerge. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Reeder family the Briarwood Presbyterian Church community and all those affected by this tragic loss. May they find strength and comfort during this challenging time and may the legacy of Reverend Harry Reeder III continue to inspire generations to come.