Mr. James Otis Reed was born on September 24, 1936, in Newberry, South Carolina to the late Jessie James Reed and Helen Suber Reed.
He attended the public schools of Newberry County, South Carolina, which included Carver School in Whitmire, South Carolina, and a graduate of Gallman High School in Newberry, South Carolina. After high school, he joined the United States Army.
Mr. Reed was a member of Hebron Baptist Church in Clinton, South Carolina. He was also a member of the Consolation Lodge No. 3.
After over thirty years of employment, he retired from Torrington Company in Clinton, South Carolina.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Harold Watts.
On Thursday, December 30, 2021, Mr. James Otis Reed departed this life at Prisma Health Greer Memorial hospital in Greer, South Carolina going from labor to reward at the age of eighty-five.
He leaves to cherish his fond loving memories his wife of sixty years, Shirley Faye Reed of the home; eight children: Curtis (Terri) Sligh, Sonya Adams, Lawrence (Lisa) Sligh, Valerie Reed Rice, Terry (Terrel) Sligh, Tracy (Theresa) Reed, Sr., James Reed, and Rodney Reed; eighteen grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; one great- great grandchild; two sisters: Mattie Lou Watts and Bonnie Reed; two sisters-in-law: Sherry Robinson and Dorothy Cromer; three brothers-in-law: MacAurthor Suber, Woodrow Suber, and Joe Terry Suber; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
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