Tragic Loss: Briarwood Senior Pastor Harry Reeder Killed in Heartbreaking Car Accident: In a devastating turn of events, the Briarwood Presbyterian Church community mourns the untimely passing of their longtime senior pastor the Reverend Harry Reeder III.
The shocking news of his death has left the congregation and countless others reeling with grief. The accident occurred on a Thursday morning when tragedy struck Shelby County’s Dunnavant Valley Road. This heart-wrenching incident has sent shockwaves throughout the community leaving everyone grappling with the sudden loss of a beloved spiritual leader.
Unforeseen Tragedy on Dunnavant Valley Road
The fateful accident took place at approximately 10:01 AM near Dunnavant Place catching everyone by surprise. The collision involved a 2022 Buick Envision and a 2022 international dump truck.
Eyewitnesses reported that the dump truck had come to a halt to make a turn when the Buick collided with its rear. Sadly, at the scene, 75-year-old Harry Reeder succumbed to his injuries and was declared deceased by Shelby County Coroner Lina Evans. The driver of the truck 38-year-old Brad Dawson miraculously escaped unharmed.
A Legacy of Service and Devotion
Harry Reeder III dedicated his life to serving the Briarwood Presbyterian Church and its congregation. Following in the footsteps of the church’s founder the Reverend Frank Barker Reeder assumed the role of senior pastor after Barker’s retirement in 1999.
With over 4000 members the church became a vibrant community under Reeder’s leadership. His profound impact extended beyond the pulpit as he was also an accomplished author and hosted a popular podcast.
A Life Remembered and Family Left in Mourning
Reeder leaves behind a grieving family including his wife Cindy and their three children along with several grandchildren. Known for his dedication and unwavering commitment Reeder touched the lives of countless individuals. His influence reached far beyond the church walls and his loss is felt deeply by the community he served tirelessly.
A Void in the Hearts of the Faithful
The news of Harry Reeder’s tragic passing has sent shockwaves through the Briarwood Presbyterian Church community. As word spread an outpouring of grief and disbelief gripped the congregation.
Reeder’s genuine compassion wisdom and inspiring sermons touched the hearts of many leaving an indelible mark on those who knew him. The church will forever feel the void left by his absence.
Fond Memories and Lasting Contributions
Remembered as a man of deep faith and integrity Harry Reeder’s legacy will endure in the memories of those who were fortunate to cross his path. His dedication to his congregation his engaging speaking style and his ability to connect with people of all walks of life set him apart as a truly remarkable spiritual leader. The impact of his teachings and his unwavering commitment to his faith will continue to resonate within the Briarwood community and beyond.
The loss of Harry Reeder III in a tragic car accident has left the Briarwood Presbyterian Church community and the wider Shelby County community in mourning.
This devastating incident serves as a stark reminder of the fragility of life and the unexpected turns it can take. As the church grapples with the void left by their beloved senior pastor they will draw strength from the lasting legacy of Harry Reeder’s unwavering faith service and dedication. In this time of profound sorrow, the community joins together to remember the life of a truly exceptional man and find solace in the memories he leaves behind.