John Reed Obituary

John  Reed
John Reed

September 27, 2013
Resided in Palmer, Alaska


John Robert (Johnny Bob) Reed, 75, died September 27, 2013 at home in Palmer surrounded by loved ones and friends.

A service will be held 1 p.m. October 27 at the Palmer Depot. A Potluck will follow.

John was born March 4, 1938 in Hayes, Kansas. He moved to Alaska in June, 1938 and graduated from Palmer High in 1956. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1956-1960, receiving the Good Conduct Medal. Over the years he lived in Palmer, Kodiak, Fairbanks, and Anchorage and worked as a boxer, bartender, explosive setter, miner, commercial fisherman, in real estate, chemical dependency counselor for the prisons and as an Alaska Cab Driver.

He married Maude Elaine Reed on October 1, 1996 in Palmer. John received many awards for volunteer work in substance abuse; and as a Vice President of the Board of Directors of Nugen's Ranch and was a lifetime member of the Palmer Elks. He enjoyed Golf and more Golf.

His family wrote: God has called another home to help out.

He is survived by spouse, Maude Elaine Reed, Palmer; sisters, Margaret Ann Little, Sun City, AZ; Sally Jean Worledge, Palmer; son, Phillip Robert Reed, Old Harbor; daughter, Susan A Reed, Wasilla; daughters and sons-in-law, Harmony Z and James Scott, Shelton, WA and Crystal S. And Levi Young-Gustafson, San Antonio, TX; daughter, K-Dawn Clawson, Palmer, AK; son, James T Clawson, Palmer; sisters and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth and Christopher Gentry, Columbus, GA; Juanita and Terrenece Whetham, Maysville, WA; brother and sister-in-law, James P and Debra Frankford, Anchorage; 11 grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; many cousins, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his grandparents, Milton David and Margaret Snodgrass and his parents, John Hogue and Agnes Isabel Reed.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to Cremation Society of Alaska/MatSu. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at

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