John Walter “Jack” Reed, 86, passed from this earth Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, following a long illness.
Funeral services will be 3 p.m., Sunday, Feb. 1, at Northcrest Church of Christ with ministers Van Pendergrass, Dorisey’s brother, and Shane Alexander, of Northcrest Church of Christ, officiating. Interment will follow in the Mexia City Cemetery.
Jack was born Feb. 18, 1928 in Emporia, Kansas. He was the ninth of 10 children born to J. F. and Mary Golden Reed. He grew up in Kansas and moved to Fresno, Calif. when he was 18. Jack immediately began his career at Valley Decorating Company building floats for the Rose Parade in Pasadena, California. He worked as a commercial artist for Valley Decorating until he retired.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and son, Gary Nelson, who passed away in 2004.