Whitten Timberlake Chapel

7404 Timberlake Road, Lynchburg, VA


Jerald "Jerry" Vincent Reed

February 26, 1934August 29, 2019

Jerald “Jerry” Vincent Reed, age 85, of Brookeville, Maryland, beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away on Thursday, August 29, 2019 after a long illness.

He was born on February 26, 1934 in Lynchburg, son of the late Carl Reed and Mable Barr Reed. In addition to his parents a sister, Clara Faye Ketron, preceded him in death.

Jerry graduated from EC Glass High School and attended Greenbrier Military School in West Virginia. He graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in law enforcement. He served his country in the US Navy and the 101st airborne division of the US Army. He retired from the Montgomery County Police Department and was a member of their first swat team. After he retired, he traveled around the country with his family and three dogs in his motor home. He had a great love of the outdoors and all creatures big and small.

He is survived by his wife, Pauline Compton Reed of Brookeville, MD; 2 children, Larry Reed of Alexandria, VA and Wanda Cocita and husband Michael Cocita of Clarksburg, MD; a sister Barbara Beckman and husband Cecil of Lynchburg; 2 grandchildren, Michael Cocita and Brittany Cocita both of Clarksburg, MD. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

At Jerry’s request, funeral services will be private.


  • Carl C Reed, Father (deceased)
  • Mabel Barr Reed, Mother (deceased)
  • Pauline Compton Reed, Wife
  • Larry Reed, Son
  • Wanda Cocita and husband Michael, Daughter
  • Michael Cocita, Grandson
  • Brittany Cocita, Granddaughter
  • Barbara Beckman and husband Cecil, Sister
  • Clara Faye Ketron, Sister (deceased)
  • Jerry is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.


  • Funeral Services Will Be Private


Jerald "Jerry" Vincent Reed

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Mike Garrison

September 2, 2019

My condolences to the family in your bereavement. May he rest in peace.