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Larry Reed

- - Larry Reed, long time Valley jazz musician and entertainer, died November 20, 2017 at age 83. Eldest son of Grady Reed and Elizabeth Ward, born in Lisbon, LA on May 17, 1934, Larry was preceded in death by wife, Beth Hammond-Reed, and is survived by his step children, Jennifer and Matt Hammond and Gary and Clark (d) Hartman, and his and Beth's grandchildren and great grandchildren. He had seven siblings, Grady Reed, Jr., Johnnie Mae Reed Bell, Robert Reed (d), Issac Aaron Reed, Shadraek Douglas Reed, James Randy Reed (d), and Ada Beatrice Reed. Larry's career in music began in CA playing piano and saxophone and he toured and recorded with the George Holmes' Ink Spots and Ike and Tina Turner. Also a vocalist, he performed for many years at the French Corner in Phoenix and most recently for Sunday Brunch at Lon's at the Hermosa Inn. A Celebration of Life for Larry Reed will be held at the Rhythm Room on Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 4-7 p.m.
Published in The Arizona Republic on Jan. 21, 2018
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