January 12, 1942 – July 21, 2020
James Reed, resident of Belle River, passed away on Tuesday, July 21, 2020. He was 78 and a native of Salyersville, KY. James was a retired truck driver with Air Liquide. He was very passionate about music and would play his guitar and sing for anyone who would listen. James also enjoyed his trips to the casino. James is survived by his son, Adam Reed (Brittany); his special companion whom he met after his wife’s passing, Vivian Richard; step daughters, Kelly Mays and Angela Jensen (Russ); sisters, Doreatha Weinberg, Mildred Byer, Paulette Taylor, and Louise Timm; brother, Clayton Reed; his grandchildren, Greg Gonzalez, Rachel Mays, Madilynn, Addyson, and Hudson Reed; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Francis Joanne Reed; son in law, Donnie Mays; grandsons, Trevor Mays and Grant Murrell; and a sister, Betty Jordan. A private memorial will be held in his honor. We want to extend a special thanks to his brother in law, “Nook” Daisy for all the good times.
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July 24, 2020
July 23, 2020
My mom (his sister) and my oldest daughter all had an overnight stay in New Orleans before our cruise the next morning and Uncle Jim drove all the way to have dinner with us. This was 2015. He always lit up a room with his big smile. I always felt privileged at the family reunions when he would pull out his guitar and bless us with his beautiful talent. He always made you feel like you were important. You will be singing in Heaven with the angels now and until we meet again may God bless you and keep you❤️ Love Dee
July 23, 2020
I have many great memories of Jim,he was a great musician and a gentle good man. He will be missed. Condolences to his family.