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James E. “Jimmy” Reed

Longtime Snow White Restaurant owner Jimmy Reed age 79 passed away February 11, 2018, at The Gardens in Mount Juliet following a long six year battle with Alzheimer’s.

Born May 29, 1938, in Lebanon to Robert and Edna Trice Reed, who preceded him in death along with sisters Bobby Jane Nokes and Peggie Dill.

He is survived by his wife of thirteen years, Penny Sue Vaden Reed and her children and grandchildren, Kristy (Aaron) Elmore, Harlie and Hannah of Lebanon and Michael (Sheronda) Baines, Remington & Lierra Baines; mother in law, Johnnie Vaden; sister in law, Laura Vaden; and brother in law, John (Betty Jo) Vaden all of Alexandria, brother, Bo (Glenda) Reed of Lebanon; sister, Betsy (Bob) Smith of Greenville, KY; and Alan Reed of Florida and his children, Rachel & Jamie of Lebanon; several nieces and nephews.

Mr. Reed was a lifelong member of First United Methodist Church in Lebanon. He graduated in 1956 from Lebanon High School and then attended Cumberland University for one year before becoming employed at the Lebanon Woolen Mills until 1979 when he purchased Snow White Restaurant in which he owned and operated along with Reed’s Tents Tables and Chairs until his retirement in 2006.  He also was in the Air National Guard for several years.

Visitation with the family will be at Ligon & Bobo Funeral Home on Tuesday from 2-8 P.M. and on Wednesday 9 AM until the time of the service at 11:00 A.M. at First United Methodist Church with Rev. David Hesson officiating assisted by Pastor Ryan Bennett.

Honorary pallbearers: Lebanon High School Class of 1956 and all his former workers at Snow White.

Active pallbearers: Aaron Elmore, Michael Baines, John Hale, Ken Dill, Bob Smith and Ronald Nokes.

His wife would like to extend a special thanks to Mrs. Eula Stokes of Lebanon for the loving care she provided while he was still at home and all the workers at The Gardens during his time there.

Family request in lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Brooks House, Sherry’s Run, or Alive Hospice of Lebanon.

Interment will be at Hearn Hill Cemetery in the Mahone Community of Alexandria.

LIGON & BOBO FUNERAL HOME of Lebanon (615)444-2142   www.ligonbobo.com

Messages for the Family

  1. Cathy (cmoore) Moore says:
    Thinking of you Penny during this time of deep sorrow
  2. John and Bobny Lou Williams says:
    Thinking of you and your family, Kristy.