Bobby Eugene Reed, long-time resident of Porterville, CA passed away in Roseville, CA. on May 11, 2013 after a lengthy illness. He was 85 years old. Bob was born April 25, 1928 in Oakland California and lived his entire life as a native Californian, growing up in Quincy, CA and graduating from Quincy High School in 1946. Bob was a building contractor in Sacramento, later moving back to the mountains, and working in the logging industry in Plumas and El Dorado counties and eventually went to work and retired from the Sausalito Water District in Porterville CA.
He is survived by his wife Grace, of 65 years, daughter Kathleen Brown of Sacramento, CA, and son Larry Reed of Strathmore, CA. He was beloved "Gramps" to five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren
Bob was a past Governor of the Moose lodge, and member of the Elks Lodge
in Porterville. He was also a longtime member of the Westfield Christian Church. Bob's greatest joy and pride was his family whom he loved so much.
A service will be held at the Westfield Christian Church in Porterville on May 20, 2013 at 11:00 am. Interment will be at a later date in Taylorsville, CA.