James Clifford Reed
September 7, 1938 -
March 15, 2019

Visitation

March 18, 2019
11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Service 

March 18, 2019
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

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.

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30 Comments

  1. Cheryl Hobbs

    Reed family, I am so sorry to read of the passing of Mr. Clifford. What a great man he was to everyone who knew him. Never was there a time he didn’t have a smile and kind word for people. He was a great community leader and gave so much to the schools in LC. He always supported the children. His legacy will forever be remembered by those who knew him. Prayers for you all.

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  2. Wanda Williams

    We’re so sorry for your great loss. Brother Clifford was always so kind to everyone. He was so good to support my efforts when I taught at LCHS for events that our chapter was involved with for charity. My Dad, Raymond Wallace, who passed a few years back considered him to be a close Christian friend. May you all find comfort in the Lord and friends and family at this time. Our Love in Him, Wanda Wallace Williams and Naomi Wallace

    Reply
  3. Sue arnold Tate

    Jeanie,
    I am so sorry to hear about Clifford’s death. I spent a lot of time with Faye and her family as we grew up, and Clifford was always so sweet to us! Heaven has welcomesd an angel, for sure;! My sympathy to you and your family as you go on without him. Sue (Arnold) Tate

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  4. George repasky

    I am so sry to hear of Clifford passing he was a very good man I use to own a business right next door to his sundrop distributorship there on Ardmore hwy just spoke to him and his wife in Wal-Mart’s last week I hope the Lord gives Russell peace until we meet again or Clifford God bless

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  5. Richard and Marcia Hughes

    Ms. Jeanie and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Clifford’s passing. We have fond memories of being neighbors when we lived in Fayetteville. Please know that we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  6. Eva Dahm

    We are so sorry to hear about Clifford. Such a surprise. We will miss his smile and laugh. Hope to see Miss Jeanie at the Patrick one day soon. Sending prayers…Eva and Mary

    Reply
  7. John Curtis

    We are so sorry for your loss! You all are in our thoughts and prayers! I have memories of Clifford from we were classmates in the fourth grade in Petersburg until the past few weeks! A good friend and man! God bless you all!!!

    Reply
  8. Gary Thompson

    Jeanie, we are so saddened at hearing of the passing of Clifford! Always enjoyed our “visits” at Hardee’s and even at Walmart when we would “run into” the two of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during you loss. Gary & Jo Ann Thompson

    Reply
  9. Eddie Graves

    Loved this man and his family he always had a great joke to tell I remember washing his sundrop truck every Saturday at James Echols service station when I was just a kid

    Reply
  10. Brenda Burns

    So Very sorry of the passing of a dear friend .God wrap his arms around each of you during this most difficult time. Clay and Mattie ( Barnes ) Sawyer…..

    Reply
  11. Steve Woodard

    Saddened to hear this. Mr. Reed is a great man! Enjoyed working with him on different ventures. Sorry for your lost Russell and family. Prayers for you all.

    Reply
  12. Mike Hopson

    So sorry for your loss! Clifford has been a friend since we met when he delivered Sundrops to the Ford Dealership.
    He will be missed by so many.
    God of the Bible please be with Clifford’s family during this time!

    Reply
  13. Roger & Lisa Whitworth

    Cindy May god give ya’ll comfort and peace during this time of you loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  14. Jamie Robinson & family

    Russell,
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your my father.We are praying for you and your family.

    Reply
  15. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    I’m heartbroken for the loss of Mr. Clifford he always wore a smile on is face, was so kind and caring.
    I’ve known the sun-drop family most of my life. I meet them thu my friendship with there daughter Cindy. I always enjoyed seeing and talking with him and Mrs. Jeanie them two are the nicest people I’ve ever met. May God give you all comfort and peace in coming days, and months to come.

    Reply
  16. John Sanders

    I think of Mr. Clifford and Russell whenever I see a Sundrop logo. I saw him and Jeanne last at Will Smith’s graduation party last summer. Blessings to the family in this time. May your memories of a gentleman be with you always.

    Reply
  17. Timmy & Janie Ogle

    Russell and Lisa , Cindy & JB , So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Clifford. Prayers of comfort for your families.

    Reply
  18. Debra Self Simms

    Cindy & Russell,
    I am so sorry. He will be missed. He was a good fella. He & Jeanie always spoke as I passed on my way to my seat for worship at Washington Street.

    Reply
  19. Stacy Johnson

    My heart breaks for all of Mr Clifford’s family as they transition into this new normal. It was an honor to have known such a kind and gentle man.

    Reply
  20. Debbie Self Simms

    Cindy & Russell, I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Such a kind fella. He and Jeanie always spoke when I would pass going to my seat for worship at Washington Street.

    Reply
  21. Brenda Burns

    So Very Sorry for your Loss .May
    God Wrap his arms around each of you .Such a sweet man .Brenda & Joe Burns .Mattie (Barnes Sawyer)

    Reply
  22. Phillip and Diane Knowles

    So sorry for your loss. Mr Clifford was a good and kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all?

    Reply
  23. Jim Malone

    Good man. Did a lot for a lot.

    Reply
  24. Lisa And Willliam Pigg

    Sorry for your loss.He was such a great person.Really enjoyed talking with him .Prayers for your family

    Reply
  25. Amanda and Jeff Simmons

    I’m sorry to hear of Mr.Clifford passing, he was our neighbor and always spoke to us, while he was out in his yard .

    Reply
  26. Geraldine Crawley

    So sorry for you loss of Clifford in gods love

    Reply
  27. Gay Parsley Parsley

    Cindy & Russell, Joe and I are very sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. We always thought so much of him all through the years. He was a wonderful man, and our hearts and prayers are with all you and the family. Our Sincere “Condelences”!!!

    Reply
  28. Judy Stafford

    To Clifford’s Family, I am so sorry to hear this. I have known Clifford and his family for many years he delivered sundrops to our Beauty salon for many years and we would always run into him and his family in the grocery in Fla.lots of summers while on vacation. RIP Judy Stafford

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  29. Cindy Mitchell Mingle

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Clifford’s passing. Momma and Daddy loved him and Mrs. Jeanie so much. Prayers to you all.

    Reply
    • Cindy McCormick

      Thank you. Daddy and momma loved them too. Great friends.

      Reply

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Memories

30 Comments

  1. Cheryl Hobbs

    Reed family, I am so sorry to read of the passing of Mr. Clifford. What a great man he was to everyone who knew him. Never was there a time he didn’t have a smile and kind word for people. He was a great community leader and gave so much to the schools in LC. He always supported the children. His legacy will forever be remembered by those who knew him. Prayers for you all.

    Reply
  2. Wanda Williams

    We’re so sorry for your great loss. Brother Clifford was always so kind to everyone. He was so good to support my efforts when I taught at LCHS for events that our chapter was involved with for charity. My Dad, Raymond Wallace, who passed a few years back considered him to be a close Christian friend. May you all find comfort in the Lord and friends and family at this time. Our Love in Him, Wanda Wallace Williams and Naomi Wallace

    Reply
  3. Sue arnold Tate

    Jeanie,
    I am so sorry to hear about Clifford’s death. I spent a lot of time with Faye and her family as we grew up, and Clifford was always so sweet to us! Heaven has welcomesd an angel, for sure;! My sympathy to you and your family as you go on without him. Sue (Arnold) Tate

    Reply
  4. George repasky

    I am so sry to hear of Clifford passing he was a very good man I use to own a business right next door to his sundrop distributorship there on Ardmore hwy just spoke to him and his wife in Wal-Mart’s last week I hope the Lord gives Russell peace until we meet again or Clifford God bless

    Reply
  5. Richard and Marcia Hughes

    Ms. Jeanie and family,
    We were so sorry to hear of Clifford’s passing. We have fond memories of being neighbors when we lived in Fayetteville. Please know that we are keeping you and your family in our thoughts and prayers.

    Reply
  6. Eva Dahm

    We are so sorry to hear about Clifford. Such a surprise. We will miss his smile and laugh. Hope to see Miss Jeanie at the Patrick one day soon. Sending prayers…Eva and Mary

    Reply
  7. John Curtis

    We are so sorry for your loss! You all are in our thoughts and prayers! I have memories of Clifford from we were classmates in the fourth grade in Petersburg until the past few weeks! A good friend and man! God bless you all!!!

    Reply
  8. Gary Thompson

    Jeanie, we are so saddened at hearing of the passing of Clifford! Always enjoyed our “visits” at Hardee’s and even at Walmart when we would “run into” the two of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during you loss. Gary & Jo Ann Thompson

    Reply
  9. Eddie Graves

    Loved this man and his family he always had a great joke to tell I remember washing his sundrop truck every Saturday at James Echols service station when I was just a kid

    Reply
  10. Brenda Burns

    So Very sorry of the passing of a dear friend .God wrap his arms around each of you during this most difficult time. Clay and Mattie ( Barnes ) Sawyer…..

    Reply
  11. Steve Woodard

    Saddened to hear this. Mr. Reed is a great man! Enjoyed working with him on different ventures. Sorry for your lost Russell and family. Prayers for you all.

    Reply
  12. Mike Hopson

    So sorry for your loss! Clifford has been a friend since we met when he delivered Sundrops to the Ford Dealership.
    He will be missed by so many.
    God of the Bible please be with Clifford’s family during this time!

    Reply
  13. Roger & Lisa Whitworth

    Cindy May god give ya’ll comfort and peace during this time of you loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

    Reply
  14. Jamie Robinson & family

    Russell,
    We are so sorry to hear about the loss of your my father.We are praying for you and your family.

    Reply
  15. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    I’m heartbroken for the loss of Mr. Clifford he always wore a smile on is face, was so kind and caring.
    I’ve known the sun-drop family most of my life. I meet them thu my friendship with there daughter Cindy. I always enjoyed seeing and talking with him and Mrs. Jeanie them two are the nicest people I’ve ever met. May God give you all comfort and peace in coming days, and months to come.

    Reply
  16. John Sanders

    I think of Mr. Clifford and Russell whenever I see a Sundrop logo. I saw him and Jeanne last at Will Smith’s graduation party last summer. Blessings to the family in this time. May your memories of a gentleman be with you always.

    Reply
  17. Timmy & Janie Ogle

    Russell and Lisa , Cindy & JB , So sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Clifford. Prayers of comfort for your families.

    Reply
  18. Debra Self Simms

    Cindy & Russell,
    I am so sorry. He will be missed. He was a good fella. He & Jeanie always spoke as I passed on my way to my seat for worship at Washington Street.

    Reply
  19. Stacy Johnson

    My heart breaks for all of Mr Clifford’s family as they transition into this new normal. It was an honor to have known such a kind and gentle man.

    Reply
  20. Debbie Self Simms

    Cindy & Russell, I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed. Such a kind fella. He and Jeanie always spoke when I would pass going to my seat for worship at Washington Street.

    Reply
  21. Brenda Burns

    So Very Sorry for your Loss .May
    God Wrap his arms around each of you .Such a sweet man .Brenda & Joe Burns .Mattie (Barnes Sawyer)

    Reply
  22. Phillip and Diane Knowles

    So sorry for your loss. Mr Clifford was a good and kind man. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all?

    Reply
  23. Jim Malone

    Good man. Did a lot for a lot.

    Reply
  24. Lisa And Willliam Pigg

    Sorry for your loss.He was such a great person.Really enjoyed talking with him .Prayers for your family

    Reply
  25. Amanda and Jeff Simmons

    I’m sorry to hear of Mr.Clifford passing, he was our neighbor and always spoke to us, while he was out in his yard .

    Reply
  26. Geraldine Crawley

    So sorry for you loss of Clifford in gods love

    Reply
  27. Gay Parsley Parsley

    Cindy & Russell, Joe and I are very sad to hear of your Dad’s passing. We always thought so much of him all through the years. He was a wonderful man, and our hearts and prayers are with all you and the family. Our Sincere “Condelences”!!!

    Reply
  28. Judy Stafford

    To Clifford’s Family, I am so sorry to hear this. I have known Clifford and his family for many years he delivered sundrops to our Beauty salon for many years and we would always run into him and his family in the grocery in Fla.lots of summers while on vacation. RIP Judy Stafford

    Reply
  29. Cindy Mitchell Mingle

    I am so sorry to hear of Mr. Clifford’s passing. Momma and Daddy loved him and Mrs. Jeanie so much. Prayers to you all.

    Reply
    • Cindy McCormick

      Thank you. Daddy and momma loved them too. Great friends.

      Reply

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