David Smokey Reed

May 11, 1934 - August 08, 2015

David Smokey Reed

May 11, 1934 - August 08, 2015


Our beloved father, David James Reed “Smokey” went to be with the Lord Jesus Christ, and his loving wife Jacquelyn Reed on August 8, 2015 in Lynden, WA with his family by his side. David was born on May 11, 1934 in Lorain, OH to Ernest and Ruth Reed. As David grew into a young man, he met the love of his life, Jacquelyn Hall. Together they started an adventure. David eventually joined the Navy and served his country proudly for 21 years of active duty and 10 years inactive. After retiring from the Navy in 1971, David and Jacq moved their family to Whatcom County. David became the custodian at Meridian High School and years later Meridian Primary School, from where he retired to live his life to it’s fullest. Over the years David has brought a lot of Love and Joy to everyone he met. Although he had only 5 kids, he was known as “Dad” to many. David will be greatly missed by all who loved him. David was preceded in death by Jacquelyn, his wife of 59 years, his parents, and many in-laws. He is survived by his children; Mickey (Conrad) Penning, Edward (Sue) Reed, Alex (Jill) Reed, Olive (Randy) Carlson, Kimberlee (Tyler) Custer, 11 grandkids, 20 great-grandkids, and 2 great-grandkids on the way. He also leaves behind very special friends Kristine (aka Dorothy) Hicks, Alma Antonio, and Mary Ann, who took great care and loved him as their own for the last 2 years, along with many friends at CHCC. The family would like to thank ChCC for all the love, support, and care they gave “Daddy” and to Whatcom Hospice for their support in “Daddy’s” last days. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 15, 11:00am at Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to CHCC and Whatcom Hospice. “We all love you so much Daddy!” RIP xo xo xo xo xo

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: Aug 15, 2015 (No Time)
  • Venue: Greenacres Memorial Park
  • Location: 5700 Northwest Drive Ferndale, WA 98248 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: 360-384-3401

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3 responses to David Smokey Reed

  1. I remember “Janitor Dave” from when I went to Irene Reither Primary School as a child. He was so sweet and one of the most memorable people that I have ever met. I am so sorry that I missed the memorial service. My thoughts and condolences are with Mickey, Bernie, Corey, Casey, Katie Blu, Brandi, Luke, Lissa, and the rest of the family during this extremely hard time. I am so sorry for your loss.

  2. Olive, Sorry about the loss of your Dad, he will live on in your memories. Dick and Sue

  3. we would like to let the family know just how much we thought of Dave. we both knew him through the meridian school system and he always had a smile and something funny to tell us he was an awesome custodian and mentor to many of the kids . although we reside in montana now and hae for the last 20 years, we try to keep in touch with whatcom county by receiving the lynden tribune each week we were saddened to learn of dave’s passing. our thoughts and prayers are with all of you sincerely, dan and kathy

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