Bobbie Joe Reed, 74, of Locust Grove, Okla., passed away peacefully at home with his family on Sunday, Sept. 8, 2019 after a long battle with cancer. Bobbie was born on July 23, 1945 in Lindsay, Calif., to his parents, Loran Allen Reed and Beulah Hazel Davis-Reed.
Bobbie served in the United States Marines during the Vietnam War. He had been shot during his military service and was awarded the Purple Heart. Bobbie came back to the United States and enrolled into college to start a new career path. After several successful years, he graduated from Fresno State College with two degrees. After graduation, he went to work for SMUD Power Company in Sacramento. After 25 years, he decided to retire with SMUD Power Company and move to Oklahoma where his passion was loving his wife of 52 years, Vicki Sheren Reed, and being with his family that he loved dearly. Bobbie enjoyed working on his farm raising cattle and grapes. He was a simple man that loved his country, farm life and his family with all his heart.
Bobbie is preceded in death by his parents, Loran and Beulah Reed; two brothers, Andy and Jim Reed; two sisters, Jenny and Kathy Reed. He is survived by his wife Vicki Reed of Locust Grove, Okla.; two sons, Robert and Loran Reed of Locust Grove, Okla.; daughter, Lisa Simmons of Chouteau, Okla.; grandsons of Chouteau, Okla.; cousins Ronnie and Jeannie Davis and their family, Larry and Jean Bingham and their family; numerous cousins, extended family and friends.
Bobbie’s Celebration of Life funeral service was held on Sept. 12 at Mount Hermon Cemetery in Jay, Okla. He was buried at Mount Hermon Cemetery in Jay, Okla., with United States Military Honors.
Arrangements were entrusted to Shaunda J. Lawson, owner/funeral director, and staff of Lawson’s Funeral Homes & Cremation Services in Jay, Okla.