McMinnville resident and Warren County native Billy Reed, 81, was born March 22, 1934 and died Aug. 22 at St. Thomas West in Nashville following a sudden illness.
The proprietor of Reed Insurance Agency, retired minister of Bethlehem Church of Christ, current minister of Armstrong Church of Christ and United States Air Force veteran, he was the son of the late Robert Newton and Bessie Louise Jones Reed. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Ozra “Ozzie” John William Reed and two half-brothers, Meadows Reed and George Edward Reed.
Mr. Reed was married Nov. 1, 1973 to Shirley Woodlee Reed. In addition to his wife, he is survived by daughter, Courtney Ann (Jonathan) Myers of McMinnville; two sons, David Reed of McMinnville and Daniel (Heather) Reed of Hendersonville; two grandchildren, Gracie Prince and Alie Fay Reed; four brothers, Bobby (Shirley) Reed of Cookeville and Thomas (Sharon) Reed, Richard (Debbie) Reed and Douglas (Dessa) Reed, all of McMinnville; two sisters, Annie Sue Reed and Sylvia (Landon) Cantrell both of McMinnville and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Funeral service was held Tuesday at Central Church of Christ with Charles Williams and Larry Bouldin officiating. Burial followed at Hebron Cemetery with full military honors administered by VFW Post 5064 and American Legion Post 173. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or Boyd Christian School both c/o High’s.
High Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Aug. 26, 2015