In honor of long-time RoyOMartin Forester Reed Huckabay, a memorial scholarship is being established in his name through the Louisiana Forestry Foundation.
Reed joined RoyOMartin as a professional forester in 1998, after graduating from LSU. He worked in the organization’s Campti, Louisiana, district for more than 15 years. On April 8, 2015, at only 41 years of age, Reed passed away after a courageous battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS). He left behind his wife, Katherine; sons Linden, Colin, and Peyton; and numerous other family members, friends, and coworkers.
Reed was known for his passion for forestry and the outdoors. Having grown up on his family’s farm in Armstead, Reed learned a strong work ethic that served him well throughout his career. He worked mostly in north Louisiana, where he formed many lasting relationships with those in the timber industry and became RoyOMartin’s resident expert on oil and gas exploration in the area. According to RoyOMartin Woodlands Manager Mickey Rachal, “Reed’s work ethic and his dedication to RoyOMartin and his coworkers serve as an example for us all. He carried out his duties with a high degree of professionalism and brought fresh ideas to our forestry team. His leadership style energized his fellow coworkers, and his attitude and willingness to do what it takes to get the job done—along with his friendship and caring nature—are missed.”
To contribute to the Reed Huckabay Memorial Scholarship Fund, simply mail your donation to:
Louisiana Forestry Foundation
Attn: Reed Huckabay Memorial Scholarship
P.O. Box 5067
Alexandria, LA 71307-5067