Ronald Jo “Ronnie” Reed, 70, of Hoopeston, passed away at 5:28 a.m. Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at his home in Hoopeston.
He was born March 9, 1942, in Danville, the son of Russell “Bus” and Hilda (Branson) Reed. He married Karen Sue Hannie on Jan. 5, 1973. She survives in Hoopeston.
He is also survived by one son, Jason (Dianna) Reed of Milford; two brothers, Monty Reed and John Reed, both of Hoopeston; and two grandsons, Blake and Jacob Cole Reed.
Ronnie was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents.
Ronnie worked at Hoopeston Foods for 41 years before retiring. He attended the Church of God in Hoopeston. He was a member of the Hoopeston Jaycees and Illiana Antique Auto Club. Ronnie’s greatest love was attending car shows throughout the area. He also enjoyed playing music with his disc jockey service, Ronnie’s Rockin’ Jukebox, and spending time with his grandsons. Ronnie was best known for always being there to lend a helping hand.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Anderson Funeral Home, 427 E. Main St., Hoopeston. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 9, at Anderson Funeral Home, with Pastor Micah Mobley officiating. Burial will be at Floral Hill Cemetery in Hoopeston.
Memorials may be made to the Carle Cancer Center, 509 W. University Ave., Urbana, IL 61801. Visit www.anderson-funeral-home. com to view Ronnie’s online Tribute Page and to send the family condolences.
Arrangements are being handled by Anderson Funeral Home.