Willard O. Reed, 37, Mt.Vernon a veteran of more than eight years'
service in the U.S. Army, died March 1 in Houston, Tex., his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willard R.
Reed, 1102 North Locust street, have been advised.
The body will reach Short-Niehaus Funeral Home in Mt. Vernon Thursday night. Friends may call
at the funeral home after Friday.
The funeral service will be conducted in Short-Niehaus
chapel at Saturday with burial following in Black cemetery west of Mt.Vernon.
The deceased enlisted in the Army prior to the outbreak of World
War II and was a Regular Army sergeant during the war. He re-enlisted
following the end of hostilities and in 1951 received an honorable medical
discharge. The war veteran had been employed in marine transportation
addition to the parents, Willard R. Reed and Ora E.
Bennett Reed, are a brother S⁄Sgt.
Donald B. Reed, U.S. Air Force, who is stationed at McConnell Air Force Base
near Wichita, Kan. and three sisters, Mrs. James Irwin, Mt.Vernon, Mrs. James Carr, Pasadena, Tex., and Mrs. Earl James, Evansville.