John W. Reed, 81, of Cassville, passed away on Nov. 10, 2010. He was born on Dec. 5, 1928, in Springfield, to Eldon Reed and Josephine Ritchie Reed. He was one of 12 children born to them.
He was united in marrigage to Joyce (Owens) Reed on Nov. 17, 1961, in Arlington, Texas, and she survives.
He served his country in the United States Air Force for over 20 years. He had majored in many career fields and had many degrees. After retiring from the United States Air Force, he made his home in Cassville.
He attended the Jesus Name Church in Cassville and was the associate pastor with Pastor Larry Tolbert.
Survivors include: three sons, Ken, Larry, and Gary; five brothers, Jimmy Reed, Donel Reed, Matthew Reed, Mark Reed and Samuel Reed; five sisters, Evelyn Fudge, Delores Jaggers, Angeletta Calk, Ruth Egerton and Vicky Reed; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son, Daniel, and one brother, Jimmy.
He is being cremated under the direction of the White Funeral Home in Cassville.
A memorial service will be held at a later date.