Lemuel T. Reed Jr. 1931-2017

NEWTON FALLS — Lemuel Turner Reed Jr., 86, of Newton Falls, entered into eternal rest Sunday, Nov. 12, 2017, at Heritage Manor Nursing Home.

Lemuel was born March 15, 1931, in Bridgeport, W.Va., the son of Lemuel Turner and Canna Newlon Reed Sr. He has lived in Newton Falls for the past 12 years and was formerly of South Carolina and Florida.

Lemuel married the former Mary Dorothy Yaratch on July 29, 1950. Lemuel and Mary were blessed with 66 years of marriage before her passing Aug. 25, 2016.

Lemuel worked as a pipefitter at GM Lordstown in the 1960s and 1970s. He then became the zoning inspector for New Smyrna Beach, Fla.

Lemuel was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of the Newton Falls First Church of God. He loved country music and played the steel, bass and lead guitar.

Loving memories of Lemuel will be carried on by his daughters, Nancy (David) Sharps and Sandra Grimm-Reed, both of Southington; sons, Lemuel (Donna) Reed III of Cocoa, Fla., Thomas Reed of Newton Falls and Brian (Cheree) Reed of Oak Hill, Fla.; brother, Wayne Reed of New Smyrna Beach, Fla.; 12 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Reed.

Per Lemuel’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. Cremation has taken place.

Arrangements have been entrusted to James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, OH 44444, 330-872-5440.

Family and friends may view Lemuel’s obituary online and to send condolences to his family, please visit www.jamesfuneralhomeinc.com.

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