Rayford was born in Sullivan County, TN on December 17, 1944, and was the son of the late Rayford Herbert and Orpha Edna (Quillen) Reed.
He was a veteran of the United States Army and was retired from Eastman Chemical.
He was a proud husband, father, and grandfather.
In addition to his parents, his wife, Brenda Faye (Kindle) Reed preceded him in death on June 8, 2019.
He is survived by his sons, Marty Reed, Coeburn, VA, Steve Reed, Kingsport, TN, Neal Reed and wife, Amanda, Kingsport, TN , Michael Reed and wife, Erica, Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren, Olivia Reed, Arabella Reed, Owen Reed, Zaylee Reed and Kai Reed; sister, Brenda Lee and husband, George, Kingsport, TN; brothers, Wayne Reed, Gray, TN and Bobby Joe Reed and wife, Sue, Jonesborough, TN; special sister-in-law, Marsha Carroll and husband, Jeff, Yuma, VA; brother-in-law, Ronnie Kindle and wife, Debbie, Gate City, VA; several nieces and nephews; and special friends, Eddie Spivey, Gate City, VA and Jack Smith, Kingsport, TN.
The Graveside service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, October 22, 2019 at Holston View Cemetery, Weber City, VA with Pastor Aaron Edens officiating.
Jeff Carroll, Austin Carroll, Dallas Summers, Jack Smith, Eddie Spivey, Mark Reed, Matthew Reed, Matthew Lee, and Johnathan Lee will serve as honorary pallbearers.
An online guest register is available for the Reed family at www.gatecityfunerals.com
Gate City Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Rayford Herbert Reed, Jr.