Ralph Jim Reed

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Ralph "Jim" Reed, 80, of Liberty, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Casey County Hospital.
Jim was born in Casey County on Feb. 14, 1937, to the late Roscoe and Dillie Reed.
He was a member of the Rocky Ford Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer and former owner and operator of a saw mill in Boyle County. He also owned and operated Reed's Grocery Store for many years in the Rocky Ford community. He loved spending time with family and enjoyed playing his guitar. He played baseball and softball for many years for Rocky Ford. He was an avid University of Kentucky basketball fan.
Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Verla Peyton Reed. He also was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers.
He is survived by a step-son, Danny (Barbara) Jeffries of Liberty; a step-daughter, Daphne Jeffries Blevins of Somerset; two grandsons Justin (Angela) Jeffries and Adam (Jennifer) Jeffries of Louisville; three great-grandsons, Reed, Grayson and Alex Jeffries; two great-granddaughters, Claire and Ellie Jeffries; a brother, James Reed of Casey County; and many nieces and nephews and friends.
The funeral is at 1 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home in Hustonville. Burial follows in Hustonville Cemetery.
Visitation is from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.
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Pruitt's Funeral Home
1524 Alexandria Drive
Lexington, KY 40504
(859) 278-8521
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Published in The Casey County News on June 28, 2017