Born Sept. 5, 1937, in Biggers, Ark., son of the late Doyle William and Pearl Eladis Carpenter Reed, he was a U.S. Army veteran, and employed at Dennis Chevrolet and Richardson-Wynette in Malden.
On Feb. 14, 1959, in St. Louis, Mo., he married Pat McCary, who survives.
Survivors also include one daughter, Chelle Smiley and husband, Tim, of Bloomfield, Mo.; one son, Bob Reed, of Malden; one sister, Joy Howell, of Arkansas; three brothers, Jerry Reed, of Missouri and Roy and Elton Reed, both of Arkansas, and two grandchildren, Justin and Micah Smiley, both of Bloomfield.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Betty Crump.
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m., Monday, Feb. 23, at the Landess Funeral Home Chapel in Malden with Rev. A.D. Hill officiating.
Burial was in the Missouri Veterans Cemetery at Bloomfield.