Robert Lee “Bob” Reed, 79, of Pea Ridge, died Monday Jan. 28 at the VA Medical Center in Fayetteville.
He was born Nov. 17, 1933 in Arvonia, Kansas to Roscoe Lee Reed and Rosa Catherine Buchtel Reed. On July 22, 1960, he married Maxine Hansen in Pea Ridge. Mr. Reed held residence in Kansas and California before being inducted into the United States Army in June 1953. After serving our country he moved back to Osage County, Kansas, then moved to Pea Ridge in 1959 to make his home. He played dobro and fiddle for The Shady Grove Bluegrass Band. Many residents of Pea Ridge will remember Bob fixing their bicycles or painting their cars. He worked as a welder for McClinton Brothers for nine years , a janitor for the Benton County Sunshine School for twelve years and was a member of the VFW. He is preceded in death by his parents; three sisters, Evelyn Naab, Louise McCarly and Jean Greene; a niece, Brenda Schooley; a nephew, Eugene Naab and a great-nephew, Matt Henson.
He is survived by his wife, Maxine Reed of the home; a son, Rick Reed and wife Brandi of Corinth, Texas; a daughter, Tammy Krecklow and husband, Duane of Topeka, Kansas; a sister, Susie Henson, of Pea Ridge; five grandchildren; two great-grandsons; a great-granddaughter and several nieces and nephews.
Graveside service is set for 11:00A.M. Monday, Feb. 4 at the VA Cemetery in Fayetteville with Rev. Randy Reed officitating. No visitation. Arrangements are by Sisco Funeral Home in Pea Ridge. Military honors are by Rogers VFW Post #3031. Memorials may be made to the Robert Reed Memorial Fund in care of Sisco Funeral Home P.O. Box 54 Pea Ridge, AR. 72751.