Mr. James Harold Reed, Sr. age 78 of Somerset passed from this life on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset.  He was born in Louisville, Kentucky on January 31, 1938 to the late James “Jim” Reed and Mary Belle Ross Reed. However, he was reared by his loving grandparents;  Alfonzo and Cora Ross, whom preceded him in death.

James received an Associate Degree in Mathematics from the University of Louisville.  He was a “Steeple Jack” and was employed with Brown Steel Contractors of Newnan, Georgia for a number of years.  He was a veteran of the United States Air Force.   He was united in marriage to Gena Dykes Reed on June 25, 1995 in Vancleave, Mississippi.

 James was of the Baptist Faith, He had a genuine love for his V. A. Family and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.


He is survived by his wife; Gena Dykes Reed.  His Sons; James Harold Reed, Jr. of Biloxi, Mississippi and Brandon Stephen Reed of Fallon, Nevada.  Daughter-in-law Gretel Reed of San Diego, California.  One Granddaughter; Dusty Reed, one Grandson; Brandon Jeremiah Reed and several great-grand children.

In accordance with his final wishes, Mr. Reed will be cremated and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date with interment at Mill Springs National Cemetery in Nancy, Kentucky.