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Reed Knox Gram, Jr.
Reed Ok. Gram, Jr., 77, handed away on September 9, 2020. SMSGT Gram (aka “Shorty”) retired from the US Air Power after 22 years (+2 days!) of proud service, primarily in munitions. His navy profession spanned excursions of responsibility all through the world till he retired to Hampton in 1983. Following his navy retirement, and in a continuing expression of his patriotism, Reed went on to ascertain and function a distinguished small enterprise as a State and Nation flag retailer for greater than 30 years.
All through his life, Reed has been a loving and caring son, husband, father, uncle, grandfather, great-grandfather, and total good good friend to many. If requested, his life’s aim has lengthy since been to realize his very personal definition of “Outdated Coot” standing…which he most definitely did.
Reed is survived by his spouse, and absolutely the love of his life for almost 60 years, Janie; his three grateful youngsters, Cheryl and her husband, Bruce Crostic of Goldston, NC, Dean and his spouse, Louann Gram of Capron, VA, and Wendy and her husband, Jimmie Laster, Jr. of Barhamsville, VA; 5 grandchildren; and one great-grandson.
In mild of the present pandemic, and an abundance of affection for everybody, the household has determined to not maintain a proper service to rejoice his life. Quite, we ask that you simply elevate an American flag and rejoice Reed’s life, which was prolonged by 13 years by way of the sort and beneficiant reward of an organ donation, by remembering him in your personal means. Reed will in the end be interred in Arlington Nationwide Cemetery as quickly as that’s potential.
Please, as a substitute of fairly flowers, contemplate making a donation to the American Lung Affiliation in loving member of Reed Ok. Gram, Jr.
Preparations by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Residence.
Revealed on September 12, 2020