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Frankie Joe Reed April 22, 1941 - May 13, 2020

Frankie Joe Reed

April 1941 – May 2020_x000D_
After a short illness, Frankie Joe Reed passed away at home on May 13, 2020.

He was born in Keota, OK on April 22, 1941 to Carl and Eunice Reed.  Frank was the oldest of five children.  When he was a small child, the family moved to California and settled in Keyes.  He graduated from Keyes Elementary in 1956 and Turlock High School with the Class of 1960.

While attending a church weiner roast in 1957, he met Nawatha Hutson, never dreaming he would be with her for the rest of his life.  They were married on January 15, 1960.

Frank was a drywall finisher and contractor.  He worked for Sierra-West Drywall of Stockton as a taper and Superintendent for 15 years before getting his license and starting Reed Drywall in 1980.

Frank loved hunting, fishing and camping. You could always find him in the mountains or on the lake.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Carl Jr. Reed and sister Carol Michael.  He leaves behind his wife of 60 years, Nawatha, his daughter Sheryl (Scott) Welch of Ceres, his son Michael (Debbie) Reed of Turlock, his sister Buela (Larry Schiller of Jennings, OK, his brother Kenneth Reed of Washington, six grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and many “favorite” nieces and nephews.

A private burial will be held in Winton, CA.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to Noble Hospice, 605 Standiford Ave., Ste K, Modesto CA 95350 or to the charity of your choice.

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  1. Nawatha whatley says

    My Uncle Frank was a huge part of my years growing up! He was always there for me for everything! He helped me pick out my first car then took me to get tires & wheels because he thought my bug needed them & nothing short of the best for me! I always will remember his kisses & great big hugs!when I was ready to buy my second house he gave me the opportunity to buy his awesome house in the country which I lived in for 18 years & raised my kids there.
    He was the best friend to my dad Don Hutson & during my dads sickness him & aunt Nawatha were there for all of us.
    Life won’t be the same without him! I love & miss you already uncle Frank!

  2. Jim and Judy Williams says

    My cousin Frank was 3 years older than me. Of course as a teenager that made him my idol. We had so much fun with so many cousins visiting his family in Keys. Thru the years and miles we were able to keep in contact thru the many Aunts and Uncles and all the get togethers. We visited more after my husband and I moved back to the valley. It was a joy to visit him and his wonderful wife Nawatha. I will miss him.

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