Willard Richard Reed passed away on Friday, May 5, 2017 surrounded by his family, in Hammond, Louisiana, at the age of 85.  He was born on Tuesday, January 19, 1932 in Buckhanon, West Virginia to the late Nora Belle Kittle Reed and the late Forman Reed.  He was a resident of Hammond, Louisiana.

Willard is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Sharon Armstrong Reed; sisters, Phyllis Wilfong, Naomi Criss, Rose  Hughes and Marion Boothe, brothers, Corbin and Gerald Reed; and numerous nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to his home health nurse, Craig Jones.

He was preceded in death by his father, Forman Reed; mother, Nora Belle Kittle Reed; sister, Evelyn  Miller; and three brothers, Ray, Charles, and Freeman Reed.

Relatives and friends are invited to attend visitation in the chapel of Harry McKneely & Son Funeral Home, Hammond, 2000 N. Morrison Blvd, Hammond, Louisiana 70401, on Monday, May 8, 2017 from 9:00 am until the funeral service at 11:00 am.

Interment will follow in Rose Memorial Gardens Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Westside Baptist Church, 40375 West I 55 Service Road, Ponchatoula, LA 70454

To view and sign the family guest book, please visit www.harrymckneely.com.