OBITUARY

Mr. John Ples Reeder

December 28, 1940February 8, 2019
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John was born on December 28, 1940 in McKinney, Texas to parents Ples Anderson and Gertrude Georgia (Crowder) Reeder and entered into eternal rest on February 8, 2019 at the age of 78. John graduated from WW Samuel in 1959. He did one semester at Texas A & M. John was owner and operator of Top Cat Reddy Mix from 2010 to present and Pappy’s Sand and Gravel since 1987. He married the love of his life, Johni, on May 27, 1984 in Prairieville Baptist Church. John loved God and ministering to people. He was a member of New Beginnings Baptist Church, where he was the official “hugger”. John was a workaholic; working at this business, farming, and baling hay. He loved driving around his farm and made tracks for the grandkids to ride on. John was a people person, never met a stranger. He was always uplifted and in a good mood, had a very boisterous laugh, John was just a good man. He loved his family immensely, gathering together, holding hands and praying. John was a smooth talker, stubborn, head strong, never took no for an answer, but always welcoming. He also had a love and appreciation for his employees. John enjoyed being outdoors, race car driving and motorcycles. He would end every conversation with “What other good news do you have for me?” John was an amazing husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and brother. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him. John was preceded in death by his parents, brother Andy Mask Reeder, son Russell Ples Reeder, grandson Collin Dale Reeder, daughter-in-law Rhonda Tay Reeder, great-grandson Mikal Cooper Reeder, numerous other loved aunts and uncles and family members. He is survived by his loving wife Johni Reeder, son Gary Reeder and wife Toni, son David Reeder and wife Sandi, daughter Julie Milette and husband Chris, son Robert Reeder and wife Jennifer, son Mikal Reeder and wife Sarah, son Regi Young and wife Julie and daughter Rena Huddleston and husband Bryan, grandchildren; Jack and Jessica Reeder, Marie and Garrett Russell, Jordan and Miranda Reeder, Jared Reeder, Ashley Reeder, Dalton Reeder, Kynzi Di’Orio and Zach, Erin Reeder, Hayden Reeder, Mickey D’Armand, Taya Bardwell, Trinity Milette, Olivia Reeder, Jaydon Reeder, Gwen Milette, Jazmyne Reeder, Coleson Young, Brianna Huddleston, Will Cloud, Madi Cloud, Michelle Crawford and Austin Crawford, great-grandchildren; Joslyn Reeder, Peyton Reeder, Issaac Reeder, Kaden Di’Orio, Atticus White and Parker Reeder, sister Georgie Reeder, other loving family members and many more lifelong friends.

  • FAMILY

  • Ples Anderson and Gertrude Georgia (Crowder) Reeder, Parents
  • Andy Mask Reeder, Brother
  • Russell Ples Reeder, Son
  • Collin Dale Reeder, Grandson
  • Rhonda Tay Reeder, Daughter-in-law
  • Mikal Cooper Reeder, Great-great grandson
  • Johni Reeder, Loving Wife
  • Gary Reeder and toni, Son and Wife
  • David Reeder and Sandi, Son and Wife
  • Julie Milette and Chris, Daughter and Husband
  • Robert Reeder and Jennifer, Son and Wife
  • Mikal Reeder and Sarah, Son and Wife
  • Regi Young and Julie, Son and Wife
  • Rena Huddleston and Bryan, Daughter and Husband
  • John also was preceded in death by numerous other loved aunts and uncles and family members. He is survived by his grandchildren; Jack and Jessica Reeder, Marie and Garrett Russell, Jordan and Miranda Reeder, Jared Reeder, Ashley Reeder, Dalton Reeder, Kynzi Di'Orio and Zach, Erin Reeder, Hayden Reeder, Mickey D'Armand, Taya Bardwell, Trinity Milette, Olivia Reeder, Jayson Reeder, Gwen Milette, Jazmyne Reeder, Coleson Young, Brianna Huddleston, Will Cloud, Madi Cloud, Michelle Crawford and Austin Crawford, great-grandchildren; Joslyn Reeder, Peyton Reeder, Issacc Reeder, Kaden Di'Orio, Atticus White and Parker Reeder, sister Georgie Reeder, other loving family members and many more lifelong friends.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Gary Reeder, Pallbearer
  • David Reeder, Pallbearer
  • Mikal Reeder, Pallbearer
  • Regi Young, Pallbearer
  • Bryan Huddleston, Pallbearer
  • Chris Milette, Pallbearer
  • Robert Reeder, Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, February 12, 2019
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, February 13, 2019
REMEMBERING

Mr. John Ples Reeder

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Sheila and Donnie Rowan

February 13, 2019

John had the loudest laugh I have ever heard .The kindest words and bright smile So full of life .Told Donnie about 10 years ago standing on the side walk in front of the store that he was ready to go home when the Lord was ready for him.Will always cherish the time spent in the store with him .So sorry we are not able to attend services. Love to all Donnie and Sheila

Sharon Crowder Davis

February 12, 2019

God bless you Cousin John. You and your family were such a comfort for my mom and brother when my dad passed away so many years ago. My sincere condolences to all your family. I know you will be missed!

Pat Gibson

February 12, 2019

John always lite up a room when he walked in. I have only known him a year but he has put smiles on my face when I did not want to smile. He is the most caring and love man especially the way he loves his children and grandchildren.

John I will miss you!

Judy Altom

February 12, 2019

I will definitely miss John, especially his hugs and contagious laughter. He'll never be forgotten, his memory will live on and on.

Betty Murry

February 11, 2019

So sorry for your loss. John was a very special man. Always remember him with a smile and a joke in his overhauls pocket. We feel your pain and will pray that God comforts you. James and Betty Murry and family

Terry Daniel

February 11, 2019

From our concrete family to yours...we extend our deepest condolences,and have you all in our prayers.

Terry and Apryl daniel
C-N-T Redi Mix

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