Heaven has gained a greeter, Jack F. Reed, 69, of Ellenboro, died at his residence on May 16, 2013.
Jack was born Feb. 14, 1944, in Parkersburg, W.Va., the son of the late Hosea and Virginia Ferrell Reed.
He was a U.S. Army veteran having served in Thailand and the Philippines. He was a former referee of football and basketball, deputy sheriff of Ritchie County, Cairo policeman and Ritchie County constable. He retired from the Ritchie County Department of Highways. He was a member of Hursher's Run United Methodist Church and was the official greeter of the town of Ellenboro, where he also served as an honorary fireman.
He is survived by his wife, Donna Davis Reed; sons, Jack Ferrell Reed Jr. (Unhui) of Sellersburg, Ind., Brian Douglas Reed (Brenda) of Leon, W.Va., and Sgt. Jeffrey Lynne Reed (Pam) of San Antonio, Texas; daughter, Sherri Jean Slaven (Charlie) of Ellenboro; special friend, Steven H. Riddle of Ellenboro; brother, Lawrence W. Reed of Virginia; sisters, Lorraine Lardo of Virginia and Viola Hurley of Akron, Ohio; seven grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother, Glen Reed.
Funeral services will be 1 p.m. Monday at Raiguel Funeral Home, Harrisville, with the Rev. Mike King officiating. Burial will follow in Ellenboro Cemetery. Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcculloughraiguel.com