ORVILLE REED

MARCH 23, 1923 -

 MAY 13, 2009

SILOAM SPRINGS, AR - Orville D. Reed, 86, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, died May 13, 2009, at Siloam Springs Memorial Hospital, Siloam Springs, Arkansas. Born March 23, 1923, in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, he was the son of George Reed and Stella Johnson Reed. He lived most of his life in the Colcord, Oklahoma area and was a farmer. Orville married Rita Mae Willis on January 28, 1945 in Jay, Oklahoma.   He was a member of Eastgate Church of Christ, Siloam Springs.

He was preceded in death by his parents; three sisters; seven brothers; five sons, Billy Dean Reed, Jim Bill Reed, Orville Eugene Reed, Howard Ray Reed, and Dale Reed; and one daughter, Patricia Ann Reed.

Survivors include his wife Rita Mae of the home; one sister, Ora Holland of Tulsa, Oklahoma; five children, Wanda Anderson and husband Earl of Colcord, Oklahoma, Connie Shappell of Colcord, Oklahoma, Bobbye Jackson and husband Danny of Kansas, Oklahoma, Ricky Reed and wife Stephanie of Colcord, Oklahoma, and Nancy Reed of Colcord, Oklahoma; 15 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were held 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 18, 2009, at Eastgate Church of Christ, Siloam Springs, Arkansas, with Mr. Larry Ellis and Mr. Doug Guillians officiating.

Burial followed at Oak Hill Cemetery, Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

Visitation was 2:00 to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, May 17, 2009, at Wasson Funeral Home, Siloam Springs, Arkansas.