Albert James Reed Sr.

Albert James Reed Sr. of Miami died Friday, Dec. 5, 2008 at his home. He was 58.

Mr. Reed was born March 13, 1950, in Modesto, Calif., to Jacob and Alice Briscoe Reed.

He worked as a volunteer firefighter and animal control officer at Commerce.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Carl Jack Reed, and a sister, Donna Ponce.

Survivors include his wife, Barbara Reed, of the home; three sons, Albert Reed Jr. of Commerce, Joseph Reed and his wife, Dana, of Napa, Idaho, and Adam Reed and his wife, Christi, of Miami; three brothers, Robert Coen, Jacob Reed and Everett Reed; one sister, Nola Gutierrez, and four grandchildren, Naomi,  Ashley, Allan and Jerry Reed, all of Miami.

Private memorial services will be announced at a later date.

Arrangements are under the direction of Paul Thomas Funeral Home of Miami.