Funeral service for James Clifford Reed, age 80, of Fayetteville, TN, will be conducted at 1 PM on Monday, March 18, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. Andy Lyon, Bro. James Strope and J.B. Cox officiating. Burial will follow in the Riverview Memorial Gardens.
Clifford was born on September 7, 1938 in Lincoln County, TN to the late J.B. and Evelyn Mitchell Reed. He was known as the “SunDrop Man,” owning and operating a SunDrop distribution company in Lincoln County for 33 years. Clifford was a devoted family man who loved the Lord, his family, and helping others. Mr. Reed was a member of the Washington Street Church of Christ. Clifford passed away on March 15, 2019 at Maury Regional Medical Center in Columbia, TN surrounded by his loving family.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Laura “Jeanie” Smith; daughter, Cindy (J.B.) McCormick; son, Russell (Lisa) Reed; grandchildren, Jennifer McCormick (Dell) Gann, Jason (Heather) McCormick, Jared (Nicole) Reed, and Alanah Reed; great-grandchildren, Cailyn McCormick, Reed McCormick, and Ashley Gann; sister, Faye (Sammy) George; sister-in-law, Nancy Reed; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Mr. Reed was preceded in death by a brother, William Carroll Reed and a sister, Sue Reed Gaddis.
Visitation with the family will be from 11 AM until 1 PM on Monday at Higgins Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or to a charity of your choice. Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of James Clifford Reed.