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Lawrence “Larry” Allen Reed, 77, died Jan. 4, 2019, in Ketchikan.
He was born Aug. 13, 1941, in Seattle. He attended Hoquim High School and Oregon State University.
He was married on Nov. 28, 1970, in Aberdeen, Washington.
Mr. Reed resided in Washington state before moving to Alaska in 1976. He resided in Ketchikan for 42 years.
He worked in the timber industry as a timber faller, equipment operator and road builder. He was the owner/operator of the R&R Saw Shop, and was a tour guide at the Totem Heritage Center.
Mr. Reed was a lifetime member of the NRA.
He enjoyed cutting trees, visiting friends and family, and wood carving.
“He was an inspiration, and his love for family, friends and hard work was known by all who knew him,” his family writes. “His great gift of gab assured he knew no strangers. His every day presence will be sorely missed, but he will continue to be with us in our minds and in hearts.”
Mr. Reed was preceded in death by his parents, Clyde and Irene; son, Jeff Reed; and sisters, Norma Pike, Nancy Reed and Karen Reed.
He is survived by his wife, Sharon Reed; brother, Dale (Tammy) Reed; sons, Rick Reed and Steve Reed; daughters, Tammy Hassell and Kim (Jim) Hendricks; grandchildren, Christina (Kyle) Durkan, Mitch (Jessica) Johnson, Kyle Reed, Hollee Reed, Amanda (Barre) Hendricks, Matthew (Cassee) Hendricks, Miranda Reed and Juleon Reed; and eight great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be Jan. 25 at Jeremiah’s in The Landing hotel.