James Francis Reed, Sr., 74, Edgerton, Kansas passed away Saturday, April 27, 2019 at his home. Funeral Service will be 12:00 p.m. Friday , May 3, 2019 at Bruce Funeral Home, 712 S. Webster, Spring Hill, Kansas 66083 (913-592-2244). Visitation will be an hour before the funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Cremation to follow the service. Memorial contributions may be made to American Lung Association. Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, Spring Hill, Kansas. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
James was born August 5, 1944 in Gardner, Kansas to John Lee and Mary Louise (Kroll) Reed Hollingshead. He grew up in Olathe and attended school at Olathe North High School. James moved to the Gardner/Edgerton area 28 years ago. He worked as a laborer Local #264 as a pipefitter, retiring in 2002. James worked hard all his life but he especially enjoyed camping and fishing to relax. He will be missed by family and friends.
James was preceded in death by his parents, son John Doyle Reed and siblings: Frank Reed, Ralph Reed and Mary Ann Bailey. James is survived by his children: James Francis Reed, Jr. (Joannie), Fulton, Kansas, James Willard Reed, Kansas City, Kansas, Clara Louise Miller (Josh), Edgerton, Kansas and Melody Christine McCannon (Thor), Ottawa, Kansas; 16 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and former wife Shelia Reed, Edgerton, Kansas.