William Haskell “Sonny” Reed Jr.

William Haskell “Sonny” Reed Jr., 78 of Howe died Sunday, Jan. 22, 2012, in Fort Smith, Ark. Sonny was born Sept. 18, 1933, in Monroe to William Haskell  and Beulah (Cain) Reed. Sonny was a rancher. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Don Haskell. Survivors include his wife, Erma Lee Reed of the home; one son, Dewayne Reed of  Stonewall; three daughters, Debbie Reed of Monroe, Darlene and Chuck Lavery of Kansas City, Mo., Denise Reed of Howe; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; two sisters; six sisters-in-law and husbands and children; numerous nieces, nephews other relatives. Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at Springhill Baptist Church, Monroe, with Rev. Joe Hayden Hall officiating. Burial will be in Monroe Cemetery.Pallbearers will be his grandsons: Don Reed Jr., Tyler Reed, Wesley Reed, Joseph Brown, Cody Reed and Zachary Brown. The family will visit with friends and family at the funeral home from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday. You may leave an online message at evansandmillerfuneralhomes.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Evans and Miller Funeral Home, Poteau.