Jerry Stephen Reed, 68, of Salem, Arkansas passed away Monday, October 2, 2017 at Fulton County Hospital in Salem.
He was born in Searcy, Arkansas on January 29, 1949, a son of Samantha Kate (McDonald) Hamby and the late Thomas Bertram Reed. Jerry spent his life as a loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, friend and follower of Jesus. He was united in marriage to Teresa Jo LaBlanc on September 21, 1991 in Snowflake, Arizona. He was the Pastor of New Beginnings in Jesus Fellowship Church in Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas. During his life he worked in construction, pipe fitting and boiler making. He went on numerous mission trips to India, Russia, Nicaragua and Peru. Jerry never met a stranger and always gave those he met an opportunity to come to know Jesus Christ as their Savior. He loved people and they loved him in return. Jerry will be deeply missed by those who knew him.
Jerry is survived by his wife, Teresa Reed of Salem; sons, Marty Reed and wife Stacy of Rison, Arkansas, Tony Reed of Benton, Arkansas, Jason Reed and wife Patti of El Dorado, Arkansas and Josh Tice and wife Jennifer of Ottumwa, Iowa; daughters, Nikki Rowe and husband Mike of Eros, Louisiana, Alicia Carr and husband Lee Carr of Bosier City, Louisiana and Trish Lowery of Salem, Arkansas; mother, Kate Hamby of Salem, Arkansas; brother, Tommy Reed of Evening Shade; sister in law, Geraldine Reed and 17 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his father,Thomas Bertrum Reed and two brothers, John Reed and Macky Reed.
Pallbearers include: Marty Reed, Tony Reed, Jason Reed, Josh Tice, Tommy Reed, and Jimmy Reed
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 4, 2017 beginning at 1:00 PM at Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service Chapel in Horseshoe Bend with Barry Lydon officiating. Interment will begin at 4:30 following the funeral service at Shady Grove Cemetery in Bald Knob, Arkansas. Visitation will be Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service Chapel from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM.
Memorials may be sent to New Beginnings in Jesus Fellowship Church, 911 Fourth Street, Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas 72512.
Arrangements entrusted to Doty Family Funeral & Memorial Service of Horseshoe Bend, Arkansas.