James R. Reed, Sr.
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AGE: 67 • Georgetown
James R. Reed, Sr., a resident of Georgetown for the past 20 years, formerly of Newark, passed away Friday, August 15, 2014 at home. He was born in Wilmington son of the late John and Emma (Bush) Reed. James worked on the assembly line at General Motors in the paint booth for over 30 years, retiring several years ago. He was a life member of the Middletown Moose Lodge and enjoyed the outdoors whether fishing, woodworking or gardening. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Jean (Cadden) Reed who passed away in June; and three siblings, Johnny, Tommy and Sharon Reed.
He is survived by two children, James R. Reed, Jr., and Trudy, of Newark and Patti Hammons and Troy, of Georgetown; four grandchildren, James R. III and Mark A. Reed, Ariel Hammons, and Crystal Hanna; his mother-in-law: Erna McNeal, of Georgetown; two sisters, Emma Robinson and Lou Ann Clabaugh, both of Middletown; two brother, Donald Reed, of Newark and Clyde Reed, of Hartly; and several nieces and nephews.
A funeral will be held Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 2:00pm in the chapel of Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 N. Dupont Hwy, New Castle, with visitation after 1:00pm. Burial will follow. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the
, PO Box 163, Salisbury, MD 21803. Arrangements by Short Funeral Services, Georgetown.
Short Funeral Services Inc
609 E Market St Georgetown, DE 19947
Published in The News Journal on Aug. 19, 2014