James Barry Reed, 73, of Mount Vernon, Illinois passed away at 7:25 P.M. July 9, 2018 at Mount Vernon Healthcare Center in Mount Vernon, Illinois. He was born September 7, 1944 in Benton, Illinois to Fred G. Reed and Tempa (Harrell).
Barry is survived by his sisters, Ellen Peacock of Mattoon, Illinois, Janet Mays and husband, Jim of Mount Vernon, Illinois, Phyllis Lockhart of Braidwood, Illinois, Linda Swinter and husband, Jerry of Belvidere, Illinois, and Shelia Plemons and husband, Kelvin of Belleville, Illinois; sister-in-law, Leona Reed of Indianapolis, Indiana; 7 nieces; 8 nephews; several great nieces and nephews; and one great great niece.
Barry was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Charles Reed; and brothers-in-law, Dick Lockhart and Richard Peacock.
Barry loved his family. He was proud to volunteer as a greeter at Mount Vernon Healthcare center. Barry also worked at Anchor Garden and Rental. He will be missed by all who knew him.
Visitation: 12:00 P.M. until 1:00 P.M. Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Hughey Funeral Home in Mount Vernon, Illinois. Funeral Service: 1:00 P.M. Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Hughey Funeral Home with Reverend Gary Davenport officiating. Interment: Mount Vernon Memorial Gardens in Woodlawn, Illinois. Memorials:Earl Hogue Food Pantry at Park Avenue Baptist Church.
Call Hughey Funeral Home at 618-242-3348 or visit hugheyfh.com for further information.