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John Reed, 89, Lee’s Summit, made his transition on Saturday Aug. 20th 2011 at home. John was born on October 23rd, 1921 in Salina, Kansas. Graduate of Kansas State College. WWII service included installing radio stations in China, Philippines, and Marcus Island. Received his Master’s degree in business from George Washington University simultaneously received a degree from the Industrial College of the Armed forces. He retired from the Federal Aviation Agency in Kansas City in 1980. In his retirement he enjoyed 25 years volunteer tax work for the AARP. He leaves his wife of 64 years, Velma; 3 sons: Steve, John C. (Karen), David (Sophie) Reed; 2 daughters: Patricia (Leo) Bechstein, Rebecca (Duane) Sentgeorge. Survived by 1 brother & 2 sisters, 8 grandchildren & 1 great grandchild. We are all blessed to have shared our lives with him. Memorial contributions may be made to Village Hospice-400 NW Murray Road Lee’s Summit, Mo 64081 in appreciation of all the care & support they provided.