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Obituary of Roy Lee Reed Jr.
Roy Lee “Sonny” Reed Jr.
Roy Lee “Sonny” Reed Jr. went home to be with Our Lord Saturday, September 3rd, 2022, at 9:27am in Littleton, Colorado, surrounded by his loving family. He was born to Roy Lee Reed and Lavone Darlene Franz Reed on July 27th, 1942 in Lawrence, Kansas. Roy amassed a wealth of family and friends over a lifetime of service to those he loved. Roy was affectionately known as “Sonny” amongst those closest to him. Sonny was a devoted husband, a wise and present father, loyal friend, intelligently inventive colleague, spiritual leader, fiercely patriotic military man and a creative genius.
Sonny leaves behind his wife Valerie Jeannie Jimenez-Reed, his daughter Tamara Kay Randolph and son-in-law James Calvin Randolph, his son Roy Lee Reed III and daughter-in-law Lauriana Zivku-Reed, his son Larry Ray Reed and daughter-in-law Sonna Michelle Reed, his grandchildren; Heather Lavone Randolph, Amber Lee Reed, Preston Ray Reed, Lucas Riley Reed, Kiara Marie Hughes-Reed and Arianna Grace Reed; Alan Troy Jimenez Jr. and Vanessa Piz; his great grandchildren, Wesley Roy Burns, Angelo Jimenez, Kaleb Jimenez and Isabella Jimenez; his sisters, Joy Wynona Marden and Cheryl Kay Ashby, his brothers; Larry Richard Reed and Billy David Reed. He is preceded in death by his parents and his step-children Joseph Marcus Jimenez, Alan Troy Jimenez and Joseph Anthony Jimenez.
For over 80 years, Roy’s competitive nature carefully cultivated an array of accomplishments to include personal athletic pursuits in track, bowling, black belts in the martial-arts, baseball, softball, national photographic awards to occupational victories and awards with his contributions to national and international projects like the Titan, Viking Lander and The Hubble Space Telescope. His skills for over thirty years in the field of micro-electronics and his strong leadership, has led to innovations that still serve his countrymen and the field of science. His successful business pursuits with the creation of Earth Images and Hot Shots photography allowed him to serve world renowned musical and creative talents. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy for several years with service to the Top Gun program and continued to honor our service men and women at every opportunity.
He formed lifelong friendships during those pursuits and all stages of his life all the way to recent involvement in a personal prayer group. His thirst for knowledge, studious nature and thoughtful approach, blessed those who were lucky enough to call him a patient teacher. His sense of humor, playfulness and often sarcastic wit will be missed as much as his warm smile and and his even tempered advice. His favorite hobbies often included family and friends, whether playing pool, skiing, Native-American photography, bow-hunting, camping, canoeing rivers, participating in rendezvous, attending concerts and riding motorcycles.
Sonny is best honored by paying it forward to the next generation and protecting those you love. Give to a vet, ride a bike, take a trip, give glory to God, read a non-fiction book, grab a stiff drink and mostly, have wonder and live freely.
Funeral services will be held at: LifeSource Adventist Fellowship located at 6200 W. Hampden Ave in Denver, Colorado at 10:30am MST, followed by a military burial held at Fort Logan National Cemetery located at 4400 W. Kenyon Ave. at 1pm MST, in Denver, Colorado.
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