Joe Reed was introduced to the world April 1939 and departed this life on June 2016.
Joseph (Joe) was born to James N. and Lillian Reed. Joseph was named after his maternal grandfather. They moved to Vancouver, WA. Where his dad worked at the Kaiser Shipyards.
When the war ended and the Shipyards closed, the family moved to Portland, OR.
Joe attended Boise Elementary and graduated from Benson High School. After graduation, Joe joined the United States Army, to serve his country. His honorable discharge affords him burial at Willamette National Cemetery.
Joe enjoyed fixing cars. If you could tell him the noise the car made, he could tell you what was wrong with the car. He made many friends, fixing up their cars in the family backyard.
Joe died from complications of diabetes.
He leaves behind his longtime companion Barbara Ruth; sister, Donna Reed-Kelly; nephews Keith, Marcus and Stephen Kelly; great nephew Tobias James and great niece Sydney Kelly; paternal cousins, the Gales and Smiths of Tacoma, WA.