Ray Reed


WHITE HALL — Ray Reed, 90, of White Hall, died Sunday, July 15, 2012, at his home.

Mr. Reed was born October 5, 1921, in Rison, Ark., to the late Ben M. and Frances Bailey Reed. He was reared and received his education in Pine Bluff. He joined the United States Army and served during WWII. He lived in Louisville, Ky., for five years, then moved to the Bay Area of California for 15 years, then to Texas for four years before moving back to Pine Bluff.

Mr. Reed married LaVerne Domon on September 5, 1945, in Pine Bluff.

Mr. Reed was a carpenter. He worked for the Carpenter Union Local #690, retiring in 1985. In 2011, he received his 50 year pin and lifetime membership from the Carpenter’s Union.

Mr. Reed was a member of White Hall First Assembly of God, where he was a past lay member. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #730, Quapaw Lodge, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry, 32nd Degree Mason, and the AARP.

He enjoyed fishing and carpentry.

Mr. Reed is survived by his wife of 67 years, LaVerne Reed of White Hall; four sons, Ray (Dawna) Reed, Jr. of Crowley, Texas, James William (Wanda) Reed of Jeffersonville, Ind., Robert Michael (Patricia) Reed of Panama City, Fla., and Delbert David (Leigh) Reed of Houston, Texas; two daughters, Carolyn Sue (Edward) Tucker of Pine Bluff and Donna Lynn (Ralph) Edwards of White Hall; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; two brother-in-laws, Albert Domon of Vancouver, Washington and Olan Domon of White Hall; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

He was preceded in death by three daughters, twins, Frances Mae and Alice Faye Reed and Joyce LaVerne Reed; three brothers, W. E. “Bill” Reed, Johnny Reed, and Voy Davis; and three sisters, Mary Law, Ellen Lamb, and Verda Reed.

The family will receive friends Wednesday, 6-8 p.m., at Robinson’s.

Funeral services will be Thursday, July 19, 2012, 10:00 a.m., in the Chapel of Ralph Robinson & Son with Reverend Dean Caldwell officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery with Masonic Rites.

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