Ralph E. Reed

October 1, 1914January 2, 2013

Ralph E. Reed, 98, of Whirlwind Road, Greeneville, passed away Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at home.

He was a retired carpenter and farmer.

Mr. Reed was a member of River Hill United Methodist Church.

He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and a member of VFW Post #1990.

Survivors include his daughter: Sherry J. Edwards of Greeneville; daughter-in-law: Virginia Reed of Davisburg, Michigan; four grandsons and two granddaughters-in-law: Donald Reed of Cincinnati, Ohio, Mike and Felita Reed of Greeneville, Mark and Jessica Reed of Davisburg, Michigan, and Jeffrey Reed of Redmond, Washington; eight great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren; brother: John Reed of Greeneville; sister: Willie Brumley of Greeneville; and several nieces and nephews.

He was the son of the late Charles Edward and Lula Rebecca Bible Reed and was preceded in death by his wife: Donna Reed; a son: Jimmy Reed; and seven brothers and sisters.

The family will receive friends from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Friday at Kiser-Rose Hill Funeral Home.

The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, January 5 at Kiser-Rose Hill Chapel with Rev. Richard Waddle officiating.

Interment will follow in River Hill Cemetery. The Greene County Honor Guard and the Tennessee National Guard will conduct a military graveside service.

His pallbearers will be Edward Reed, Dwayne Reed, John Reed Jr., Jack Reed, Charles Brumley, and Glenn Cope.

His grandsons, men of River Hill United Methodist Church, and Dr. John Shaw will serve as honorary pallbearers.


  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, January 4, 2013
  • Funeral Service Saturday, January 5, 2013

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JoAnn Ricker

January 18, 2013

May our Lord comfort each of the family & friends in your loss.

In Christ's love,
JoAnn & Freddie Ricker

Stella Reed Sanford

January 3, 2013

For my Great Uncle Ralph. I know he is visiting with all those who have gone before him. And I know they welcomed him with open arms while those he leaves behind will surely miss him. Much love from Alton's family in Alabama.

Felita Reed

January 3, 2013

I only got to know you for 8 years, but you excepted me and my kids into your family with open arms. I will always love you for that. I will miss you Grandpa.

January 3, 2013

We mourn for the loss of our loved ones and for the void they will leave in our lives. For they are a link to our past. To me, Ralph was a link to a loved one lost long ago. When I was young and would visit, he often would call me Elizabeth, a sister I never really had the chance to know. But by calling me that, it would bring a smile to my face for it was a link. Ralph was a link to so many family and friends. The link,though physically broken will live forever in your hearts. In sympathy,
Anita Riggs Good (Vandalia, Ohio)

Michael Reed

January 2, 2013

He was a great man and role model. He taught me to always put those I love first and foremost. He will be missed but we know he is with loved ones now.