Jackie L. “Jack” Reed, 64, of Aztec, N.M., and formerly of Vandalia, died on Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, at San Juan Regional Medical Center in Farmington, N.M.
Mr. Reed was born on Jan. 29, 1947, in Decatur.
He enlisted in the Navy, serving from 1968-72, including two tours aboard the USS America and one tour aboard the USS Cerro Gordo.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of Aztec, N.M.; mother, Lola Garland of Vandalia; daughters, Jackie (Reed) O’Kelley and fiancé Tony Dyer of Bartlett, Tenn., Tracy (Reed) and her husband Trent Barnes of Beecher City, and Amber (Reed) Sparks of Dieterich; grandchildren, Lexie O’Kelley, Zeke O’Kelley, Naomi Dyer, Seth Barnes, Blake Barnes, Lucas Sparks and Wyatt Sparks; sisters, Mary (Reed) Bond of Decatur, and Lori (Garland) and her husband Max Kettler of Westminster, Colo.; brothers, Bob Garland and his wife Sharon of Ponchatoula, La., and Bill Garland and his wife Trudy of Decatur; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Reed; and stepfather, Lonnie Garland.