James Thomas “Tom” Reed, Sr., of the Blacks Ferry Community in Cumberland County, Kentucky, passed away on Friday, October 6, 2017 at his residence, having attained the age of 73 years, 2 months, and 12 days. He was born in Toledo, Ohio on Monday, July 24, 1944, the son of James Horase and Shirley Maxine Kidwell Reed. He was a Christian, a U.S. Army Veteran and a job setter for Chrysler Corporation. He was preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his wife, Alta Skiles Reed of Burkesville, whom he wed on Friday, September 1, 1978, his children, Tammy (and Ray) Spangler of Burkesville, James T. Reed, Jr. of Burkesville, Justin S. (and Rachelle) Reed of Toledo, Ohio, R. Ryan (and Ashley) Reed of Toledo, Ohio, his siblings, Lester (and Linda) Reed of Findley, Ohio, Dallas (and Karen) Reed of Burkesville, Zoe Ann (and Richard) Van Alstine of Pemberville, Ohio, Jackie (and Mike) Wanless of Holland, Ohio, Rita Jane Caudill of Maumee, Ohio, his grandchildren, Max, Oscar, Chad, Tiffany, Tricia, Christopher, Alexis, Raegan, Kaelyn, Owen, Madison, and his great-grandchildren, Brooke, J. J., Candy, Wyatt, Cailey, Ashlynn, Mack, Weston, Emmy, Nat Nat, Little Patrick, and Jayden.
The funeral service was conducted on Tuesday, October 10, 2017 in the Memory Chapel of Norris-New Funeral Home with Bro. Raymond Castillo officiating.
Norris-New Funeral Home was honored to be in charge of all the arrangements. Online condolences at www.norris-new.com.