Ralph “Jim” Reed

Published 8:01 am Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Ralph “Jim” Reed


Ralph “Jim” Reed, 80, of Liberty, passed away Sunday, June 25, 2017, at the Casey County Hospital. Jim was born in Casey County, Kentucky, on February 14, 1937, to the late Roscoe and Dillie Reed.

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He was a member of the Rocky Ford Baptist Church. He was a retired farmer and former owner and operator of a saw mill in Boyle County. He also owned and operated Reed’s Grocery Store for many years in the Rocky Ford community. He loved spending time with family and enjoyed playing his guitar. He played baseball and softball for many years for Rocky Ford. He was an avid UK basketball fan.

Jim was preceded in death by his wife of 46 years, Verla Peyton Reed. He is survived by a step-son, Danny (Barbara) Jeffries of Liberty, a step-daughter, Daphne Jeffries Blevins of Somerset, two grandsons Justin (Angela) Jeffries and Adam (Jennifer) Jeffries of Louisville, three great-grandsons, Reed, Grayson and Alex Jeffries and two great-granddaughters, Claire and Ellie Jeffries, one brother, James Reed of Casey County, and many nieces and nephews and friends.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at W.L. Pruitt Funeral Home in Moreland. Visitation will be from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will be at Hustonville Cemetery.