He is survived by his father and step-mother, Michael & Stormi (Smith) Reed of Woodbury; his mother, Michelle Reed of Grove, OK; maternal great grandfather, Herbert Wright, Ozark, MO; paternal grandmother, Weda Jane Donham of Galena, KS; maternal grandparents, Michael & Sandy Wright of Grove, OK; step-grandparents, Richard Earl "Dickie" & Vergie Lee Smith of Bradyville; brothers, Sean Reed of Kansas City, KS and Dusty Reed of Grove, OK; sister, Kaitlyn Reed of Grove, OK; step-brother, Corey & Casey Daniel of Gallatin; aunts and uncles, Melvin "Corky" Reed, Jr. and Jeff Reed both of Joplin, MO, Steve & Wanda Hoskins of Norfolk, VA, Shane & Stephanie Smith of Bradyville and a niece, Abby Lyneah Reed and many friends.
James was a member of the Cornerstone Community Church in Woodbury. He was a graduate of Cannon County High School in the class of 2012. Currently he was working at Farmer's Restaurant and was planning to enlist in the U.S. Army. James was a kind and helpful person. He tutored fellow classmates and helped with the sound system at church. A hobby of his was collecting knives of all kinds. Being outdoors hunting and fishing were favorite pass times. Recently he had began coon hunting. Playing basketball and hanging out with friends were things he loved to do.
Visitation will be held Friday, December 7, 2012 from 4-8 PM at Cornerstone Community Church, 50 Locke Creek Rd. Readyville, TN. Funeral services will be Saturday, December 8, 2012 at 11 AM at the church. Rick McFerrin will officiate. In lieu of flowers donations may be made through Smith Funeral Home to assist with expenses. Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements, (615)563-5337, www.smithfuneralhomewoodbury.net