Lloyd Cecil "Sodie" Reed, 94, of Cassville, passed away Tuesday, July 12, 2011, in The Ozarks Methodist Manor, Marionville.
He was born Aug. 15, 1916, in Ozark County, one of 12 children, to John and Maggie (Lawson) Reed. On Aug. 6, 1941, he was united in marriage to Evelyn Patton, who preceded him in death on Aug. 8, 1978. Also preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Gary "Cotton" Reed; and 11 brothers and sisters.
Survivors include: six children, Larry Reed and his wife, Beverly, of Exeter; Max Reed and his wife, Charlotte, of Cassville, Bob Reed and his wife, Carolyn, of Cassville, Joyce Moore and her husband, Roy, of Jenkins, Janice Cooper and her husband, Leslie, of Purdy, and Steven Reed and his wife, Samantha, of Cassville; 17 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.
He lived most of his adult life in Cassville. In 1962, he began working for Ramey Supermarket as a meat cutter, retiring in 1984, after 42 years of employment. He served several years on the Oak Ridge Cemetery Board.
Graveside services were held Friday at Oak Ridge Cemetery, Cassville, under direction of Fohn Funeral Home, Cassville. Pastor Doyle Russell conducted the services.
Contributions may be made to Oak Ridge Cemetery in his memory.
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