He was born August 19, 1947 in Norwalk to the late Charles and Bonnie Reed. He attended Norwalk High School and served in the US Navy during Vietnam and proudly served on the USS St. Paul Destroyer, where he actively stayed in touch annually through reunions. He was an upholsterer and retired from Norwalk Furniture after many years. He was a car enthusiast and enjoyed attending the Norwalk Raceway over many years. His joy of vintage rock and roll music was shared with his family and friends. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and great-granddaughter.
He is survived by his children, Larry E. Reed II of Sandusky, Paul Alderman and Lisa Alderman, both of Newark, OH; grandchildren, Matthew Goodsite and Jamie Paul Alderman; great-granddaughter, Chloe Goodsite; and his brothers, Dennis Reed and Tom Reed; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 48 years, Margaret (Berry) Reed on December 13, 2018; and sister, Cindy Eubanks.
Private interment will be held at a later date at Omar Cemetery in Reed Town.
Arrangements entrusted to the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk.