William Joseph “Jody” Reed

William “Jody” Reed, 64, died April 27, 2013 at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center. 

Mr. Reed was born on June 10, 1948, in LaFayette, Ala. He was the seventh of 10children.

As a corporal in the United States Marine Corps of the JUMPS Division he met his wife, Teresa, while stationed in Kansas City, Mo.Throughout his career Mr. Reed worked as a systems analyst after studying computer science at the Auburn University of Montgomery.

Mr. Reed retired to Destin, where he lived the last 27 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Destin.

He is preceded in death by both parents, William and Mary Reed; sisters, Dorothy Walton and Brenda Griffin; and granddaughter, Cherokee Cotten.

He is survived by his wife, Teresa; children, Lisa Bingaman (Jason), Barbara Sitler (Tom), Jason Reed (Tisha), Kristin Strickland (Tim) and Will Reed; grandchildren, Hannah Cotten, Savannah Smith (Dave), Jacob Haflett, MaKenna Reed, Katie Haflett, Kaemon Strickland, Elizabeth Sitler, William Andrew Reed, Ethan Goliber, Nolan Strickland; and great-grandchildren, Launa Moriarty and Calista Smith.

Services will be held at 1 p.m. May 2 at First Baptist Church of Destin, 201 Beach Drive, with a visitation beginning at noon. Interment will be held at 1:15 p.m. May 3 at Barrancas National Cemetery in Pensacola.