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.
survivors include: his wife, Joyce (Owens) Reed. they were united in marriage on Nov. 17, 1961, in Arlington, Texas.
He served his country in the U.S. Air Force for over 20 years. He had majored in many career fields and had many degrees. He taught technical classes 18 of his 20 years in the service. After retiring from the 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.
Additional 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 was cremated under the direction of the White Funeral Home in Cassville.
A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13 at the White Funeral Home in Cassville from 2 to 3:30 p.m.