Jimmy D. Reed
November 17, 1943 - November 8, 2012
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|Jimmy Don Reed, 68, of Davisburg died Thursday at Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc after an 18-month struggle with ALS. He was a resident of Plymouth, Michigan for 25 years and had previously resided in Greeneville, Tennessee, Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Harbor
Jim was a retiree of the Federal Aviation Administration and a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.
He was born and raised in Greeneville, Tennessee and was a 1961 graduate of Greeneville High School.
Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Virginia Reed; his father, Ralph Reed, of Greeneville; his sons, Donald Reed of Cincinnati, Ohio, Michael Reed (Felita) of Greeneville, Tennessee, Mark Reed (Jessica) of Davisburg, Michigan, and Jeffrey Reed of Bothell, Washington; his grandchildren, Danielle, Tabitha, Felicia, Ella, and Lydia Reed, and Joshua Krautmann; his step-grandchildren, Emery and Jackie Jennings; his sister, Sherry Edwards; his mother-in-law, Patricia Moore; and a very loving extended family.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Elizabeth Reed, his mother, Donna Reed, his brother-in-law, Harold Edwards, and his parents-in-law, Thomas W. Moore, Francis E. Riggs, and Hattie E. Riggs.
Honorary pallbearers will be Jay Peterman, George Moore, Bernie Sigal, Bob Moore, Tom Moore, and Donald Good.
Appreciation to the wonderful staffs of Genesys Medical Center, University of Michigan ALS Center, the VA Hospital in Ann Arbor, and to our home health care aides.
The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. Saturday at the Lewis E. Wint and Son Funeral Home in Clarkston, Michigan.
The funeral service will take place at the same location at 11:30 a.m. Sunday. Cremation will follow.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michigan chapter of the ALS Association.