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James Thomas "J.T." Reed, Sr
Birth: Oct. 26, 1911
Birmingham
Jefferson County
Alabama, USA
Death: Jan. 27, 1986
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA

Granddaddy was born in Birmingham, Alabama and named Jay after his Uncle Jay Dell Reed but in 1941 legally changed his name to James. During the Great Depression he was offered a job at a Memphis gas station from a man (Mr. Johnson) passing through, so he moved to Memphis. He married Laura Grace Wilkerson on April 26, 1935 in Hernando, Mississippi. He retired from Firestone Tire in 1972 as a tool and die maker. He enjoyed CB radio's and had the call sign KQM7455 for years.

Tuesday morning, January 28, 1986:
JAMES T. REED, 74, retired die maker for Firestone Tire & Rubber Co., died yesterday at his home after a long illness. Services will be at 2 P.M. tomorrow at Forest Hill Funeral Home Midtown with burial in Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown. Mr. Reed was a member of Raleigh Baptist Church, the Frayser Masonic Lodge No. 746, the Scottish Rite and the Order of the Eastern Star. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Grace Reed; a daughter, Ms Laura Ison of Memphis; a brother Slaughter Reed of Birmingham, Ala., and five grandchildren, Brenda Karen Ison Calhoun, Dennis Ison, Beverly Ison, Shelley Reed, Jimmy Reed and two great grandchildren Geoff Calhoun and Amy Calhoun.

Granddaddy died at home peacefully in his sleep. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Brandon Reed (1879 - 1959)
  Cora Emma Clough Reed (1884 - 1930)
 
 Spouse:
  Laura Grace Wilkerson Reed (1917 - 1988)*
 
 Children:
  Laura Frances Reed Ison (1937 - 2015)*
  James Thomas Reed (1943 - 1985)*
 
 Siblings:
  Slaughter Brandon Reed (1907 - 2001)*
  Herman Stanley Reed (1909 - 1966)*
  James Thomas Reed (1911 - 1986)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Forest Hill Cemetery Midtown
Memphis
Shelby County
Tennessee, USA
Plot: Garden of David
GPS (lat/lon): 35.09783, -90.02061
 
Created by: Dennis Ison
Record added: Oct 25, 2002
Find A Grave Memorial# 6877444
James Thomas J.T. Reed, Sr
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