Horace G. (Jim) Reeder II, 69, a retired Air Force colonel and Central Intelligence Agency officer, died of a heart ailment Friday at Malcom Grow Medical Center at Andrews Air Force Base.
Col. Reeder was a native of Bordentown, N.J., and a graduate of Princeton University. He began his military career in the Army Air Corps in 1940. During World War II he served in Africa and then in Europe with the military government in occupied Germany on problems concerning refugees and displaced persons.
He was assigned to the CIA shortly after the agency was formed in 1947. He served in Washington and abroad before retiring for reasons of health in 1963.
He was a longtime resident of Northern Virginia and made his home in Falls Church at the time of his death.
Col. Reeder had been active in a number of area volunteer organizations, including Washington Ear inc., an organization that aids the blind by recording books and texts for their use. He was a member of Ear's board of directors for more than 10 years before retiring about 1977.
Survivors include his wife of 41 years, Doris J., of Falls Church; a son, Ralph H. of Stafford, Va., and two grandchildren.