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James Reed

James Ralph "Jim" Reed, son of Ralph Sherman Reed and Nancy Ruth (McCarty) Reed, was born June 19, 1927 in Springfield, MO and passed away Saturday, June 28, 2014, in his home, at the age of 87.

Jim was a member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 178. Throughout his career he worked out of the Local for many Union contractors. He also worked for Kraft Foods in the maintenance department. Jim loved being a farmer and took pride in raising cattle. He was always eager to share his love of the farm with his family, whom he loved dearly. Jim enjoyed fishing and going to Lady Bear's games. He was a member of the New Salem United Methodist Church and a Veteran of the United States Navy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Paul; and a grandson, James Bonner.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Dean (Cornett) Reed; a son, Ralph Reed and his wife, Becki, Springfield; two daughters, Debbie Wood and her husband, Jack, Springfield, and Carolyn Mullin, Garfield, AR; two grandchildren, Justine Flannigan and her husband, Nick, Trenton Reed; and his late grandson James Bonner's wife Tracy Bonner; and two great grandchildren, Ruby Dean Bonner and Ryann Jean Flannigan.

Funeral services, under the direction of Fraker Funeral Home, Marshfield, will be at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Greenlawn North Funeral Home, Springfield. Burial will be at the Mt. Comfort Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 6-8:00 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at Greenlawn North Funeral Home, Springfield. Online condolences may be made at


Published in the News-Leader on July 1, 2014
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