James Howard Reed 1935-2019


James (Jim) Howard “Peanut” Reed of Golden, passed away on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2019, at age 84 in Tyler. He was a 1953 graduate of Quitman High School. Jim retired in 1977 after a 23-year career in the United States Air Force, and retired again in 1998 following a 20-year career with Precinct 1, Wood County.

He loved working with young people; he served many years as Boy Scout leader, church youth director, and hosted several exchange students and young men from the Air Force in his home. Jim was a member at Pilgrim Rest #2 Baptist Church where he was a deacon and taught the men’s Sunday School class. After retiring from the Air Force, Jim resided in Alba until moving to a memory care center in Tyler in mid-2018. Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Stella Sue Patrick Reed; and his parents, Clifton Reed and Alta of Quitman.

Jim is survived by son, James Patrick Reed of Seagoville; daughter and son-in-law, Joy Reed Parker and Roy of Alba; four grandchildren; brother, Glynn Reed of Mineola; sister, Margaret Reed Glosup of Quitman; sister-in-law, Sandy Patrick Collins of Golden; and many nieces and nephews.

The family received visitors at Beaty Funeral Home on Monday, Aug. 19, 2019, from 6-8 p.m., with funeral service held at Pilgrim Rest #2 Baptist Church, Alba on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019.

Donations may be made to Hospice of East Texas Foundation, 4111 University Blvd., Tyler, TX 75701, or Solaris Hospice, 1428 W SW Loop 323, Suite 200, Tyler, TX 75701.