James Herbert Reed

james reed
James Herbert Reed, 79, of 23 North Turkey Creek Rd., Leicester, died Sunday, January 20, 2008, at Memorial Campus Mission Hospitals. Mr. Reed was a native of Buncombe County and was a son of the late Carl Edward and Nellie McFalls Reed. He was also preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Johnson, and two brothers, Charles and Edward Reed. Mr. Reed retired after 50 years of trucking. He loved bluegrass gospel music. He also spent a lot of studying and reading the bible, especially Prophecy. He attended Western Chapel United Methodist Church. He loved his family and was most happy when they were around. Mr. Reed is survived by his wife of 59 years, Carlene Wells Reed; children, Brenda McIntosh and husband Lloyd, Terry Reed, and Karla Reed, all of Leicester; and special great-granddaughter, Jordan Kade McIntosh. A funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday in the Patton Avenue chapel of Groce Funeral Home with the Rev. Ed Worley officiating. Interment will follow at the Brick Church Cemetery. His family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the Brick Church Cemetery Fund, c/o Peggy Bennett, P.O. Box 53, Leicester, NC 28748.

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  1. Carlene and Family,

    I will always remember James stopping by Dad’s store on his way to work at Fredrickson. He was a fine fellow and will be missed by all.

  2. Carlene and Family,

    James was an inspiration to me when I was growing up at Western Chapel. I remember how he worked with the MYF and helped us then.

    We’re sorry we can’t be there but our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  3. Karla, Mrs. Reed, & family,
    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you and our prayers are with you.

  4. Carlene And Family We are so sorry to here about the loss of your husband James, My self and Irene will keep you and your family in our prayers in the days to come. Doug And Irene Black Horse Shoe N.C

  5. Carlene and Family
    Today, there is a big empty place in our hearts. James was the true meaning of FRIEND and NEIGHBOR. We have been richly blessed by knowing him and will always have many fond memories of your entire family.

  6. Karla & Family,
    I was saddened to hear about your Dad’s death. All I can say is cherish the memories, they will help you get thru this time. In Sympathy,

  7. Bea, Carla and Family,
    We are sorry for the loss of your loved one. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God,s great love and grace comfort all of you.

  8. Karla,Brenda,Terry&Carlene..You all are in our prayers…know that James is at peace and happy. If we can help in anyway please call. God Bless..The Sams

  9. James Reed Family,
    Our deepest sympathy. James was truly a great person, a reliable and conscientious driver, and a much valued employee. He inspired us all to do our very best. He will be missed.
    Larry & Sallie McCall ‒ Paul & Barbara Chandler

  10. We just wanted to let you all know that you have been in our thoughts & prayers for the last few weeks. I know that these last few days have been really hard for you, but knowing that Mr. Reed is in a better place is such a consulation for you. We hope you know just how much your family means to us, and if we can do anything please just call.
    Dan & Sandra

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