Parker C. Reed, 65, a retired personnel administrator with the Department of the Air Force, died Tuesday at his winter home in Sarasota, Fla., after a heart attack.

He also maintained a residence in Washington, where he had lived for the past 34 years.

Born in Covina, Calif., Mr. Reed received bachelor's and master's degrees in industrial engineering from Standford University.

He came here in World War II to serve as an Army Force officer at The Pentagon. Leaving active military service in 1946, he remained in the Air Force Reserve as a colonel.

Mr. Reed then became a civilian executive with the Air Force directorate of civilian personnel, serving on several occasions as acting director.

His reponsibilities for the evaluation and effectiveness of civilian personnel programs at Air Force installations required frequent foreign travel and negotiations with governments around the world. He retired in 1972.

Mrs. Reed received the Air Force Meritorious Civilian Service and Exceptional Civilian Service Awards.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia Miller Reed, of the homes.

The family suggests that expression of sympathy may be in the form of contributions to the Marian Reed Scholarship S Fund in care of the Convina Unified School District in West Covina, Calif.