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James Willard Reed

• Updated Jan 28, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Mr. Reed's remains rest at the Gordonsville chapel of Bass Funeral Homes where services will be conducted Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014 at 1 p.m. with Brother Tim Bennett officiating. Interment will be in the Gordonsville Cemetery. Mr. Reed's family will receive friends Wednesday from 1-8 p.m. and on Thursday after 11 a.m. at the Gordonsville Chapel.

Mr. Reed, age 83, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, Jan. 27, 2014 at Quality Health Care in Lebanon.

Mr. Reed was born in the Helms Bend community of Smith County, a son of the late Wash and Frances Warren Reed. He was also preceded in death by a son, Michael Lynn Reed on June 16, 1985; brothers and sisters, Johnny, Lois, Jessie, Shebie, Febie, Dean and Ann. He was married to Mildred Frances Bennett on March 13, 1951. He was a welder and a Baptist.

Mr. Reed is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mildred Bennett Reed, of Lebanon; children, Larry and wife, Sharon Reed, of Springhill, Gary and wife, Pam Reed, of Smyrna, Debra and husband, Bob Williams, of Murfreesboro, and Teresa and husband, Roger Gaines, of Lebanon; 10 grandchildren, Amy, Rachel, Rebecca, Jamie, Ryan, Anthony, Michael, Joseph, Cassie and Matthew; and seven great-grandchildren.

Bass Funeral Home Gordonsville Chapel is in charge of arrangements. 

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