Mr. L. A. Reed, age 88, of Marietta, passed away July 13, 2013. He was a WW II veteran having served in the American Merchant Marine. He was owner and operator of S. R. Reed Brake Shop in Ft. Valley, Ga. Mr. Reed is preceded in death by his parents, Russell and Mary Reed, and two brothers, Russell Reed and Al Reed. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Ethyl Reed; daughters, Michelle Wall, Shirley Carter; son, Michael Reed; granddaughter, Kelsi Wall; grandsons, Kevin Carter and Greg Carter; great granddaughter, Chelsea Carter; brothers, Ted Reed, Roger Reed and Charlie Reed; sisters, Christine Rolfe, Barbara Davis, Letha Dodge and Lydia Grass; nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends between the hours of 5 until 8 PM Sunday at Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home. Those who desire may make contributions, in lieu of flowers, to the Wounded Worrier Project, 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite M-20, Atlanta, GA 30326. Winkenhofer Pine Ridge Funeral Home, 2950 North Cobb Parkway, Kennesaw, GA 30152.