James "Jim" Reed Sr. April 19, 1944 - July 13, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS - James "Jim" Reed, 70, of Indianapolis, passed away on July 13, 2014, at Roudebush VA Medical Center in Indianapolis with his family by his side. Jim was born April 19, 1944, in TN, the son of the late Carl and Ruby (Lay) Reed. He graduated from Clay City High School. Following high school, Jim enlisted with the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He served as a boiler technician on board the USS Mazama in Vietnam, USS Iwo Jima in the Southern Pacific, and USS Basilone in the Mediterranean. Jim retired in 2001 from St. Joseph Regional Medical Center after twenty-plus years of employment as a boiler operator. Jim's greatest love was participating in Civil War reenactments. He spent a majority of his 32 years portraying a Sergeant Major in the 5th Texas Co. D for the CSA. When he was not at the reenact-ments he was known to be watching war or western movies, especially John Wayne movies. Jim was preceded in death by his brother, Stephen Reed; father, Carl Reed; brother, William Reed; mother, Ruby Reed; sister, Lynda Kilgore. He is survived by his fiance, Roberta "Bobbi" McManaman of Indianapolis; children, Stacey Warner and her child, Stormey Graham, Troy Reed and wife, Stephanie and their child, Cody, Rebecca Davis and her husband, David and their children, Tabitha Reed, Mackenzie Reed, Teriana Brown, Jared Brown Jr., Brayden Brown, Brooklynn Davis, all of Mishawaka; stepson, Michael LaMar and wife, Erin and their children, Gracie and Ollie of Indianapolis; sister, Stephanie Brown and husband, Tim of Clay City; as well as nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Services will be Friday, July 18, 2014, at 4 p.m. at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, 301 E Eighth St., Clay City, IN 47841. Burial will follow at Sink Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 2 p.m. until time of services at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gettysburg Preservation Foundation, Gettysburg Foundation, P.O. Box 4629, Gettysburg, PA 17325. Visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his remembrance.
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301 East 8th Street Clay City, IN 47841
Published in South Bend Tribune on July 16, 2014