Helping Families and Friends Honor Their Loved One

Thomas R. Reed, age 77

Thomas R. Reed, 77, of Jacksonville, Arkansas departed this life on May 16, 2020. He also lived many years in the Russellville, Arkansas area. Thomas was born in Goose Creek, Texas to the late Thomas S. Jr and Francis “Edith” A. Reed on August 26, 1942. He was a veteran of the United States Army and served one year in Vietnam. Thomas attended church at McArthur Assembly of God and Russellville First Assembly. Thomas was a retired tire manufacturer from Firestone Tire in Russellville, AR after a 28 year long career.

He is also preceded in death by his daughter Lanita Kay Reed; step-mother Olga Reed and his sister Charlotte Reed Hill. Thomas leaves to cherish his memory his loving wife of 53 years, Laveta Reed; step-sister Sallie Bonner; daughters Kelly Reed and Tonya Rushin (Brent); grand-daughter Hanna Rushin and a host of other loving family and friends.

In lieu of flowers please make donations to McArthur Assembly of God in Thomas’s name.

In light of the current health concerns, Thomas’s family thanks you for your thoughts and prayers if you are not able to attend his memorial service. Please be aware, as per Arkansas directives, there will be a limit of 50 guests, all guests over age 10 must wear a face covering to attend and social distancing guidelines will be in place.

Memorial Services will be held on Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 11:00am with a time of family visitation from 10-11am at McArthur Assembly of God in Jacksonville. Arrangements have been entrusted to A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas. 501-982-3400


  • Arlis and Jan Thrasher Posted May 18, 2020 5:21 PM

    We have wonderful memories of Thomas Reed
    and we look forward to spending eternity with him.
    Our prayers and love are with his precious wife, his two daughters and granddaughter.

  • Jimmy & Bobbye Sims Posted May 18, 2020 6:47 PM

    Thomas was a great friend. He will be greatly missed by his family an church members. We send our prayers for peace and comfort to Laveta and the girls.

  • David and Arlene Posted May 18, 2020 7:20 PM

    Laveta, so sorry in the loss of your soul mate. Tell the girls we love you all and will keep you in our prayers.

  • Donna Smith Posted May 18, 2020 7:31 PM

    Such a wonderful man! Heaven gained a beautiful soul.

  • Lynda and Bud Peters Posted May 18, 2020 7:42 PM

    So very sad in Thomas’s passing. Enjoyed his friendship through the years first as family. Then in church at First Assembly. Much love sent to all bbn of you.

  • Betty Beaty Posted May 18, 2020 9:58 PM

    LaVeta and girls, we are so sorry to hear of Tom’s passing.
    I will always remember his smile and wit.
    He’s in Heaven getting re acquainted with his baby girl and lots of other family members.
    Yall are in our prayers.
    Betty and Dalton

  • G. Bailey Posted May 18, 2020 10:29 PM

    Laveta, Kelly, and Tonya
    I am so sorry for your lose. I love your family now and forever. Thomas was such a special man. Prayers.

  • Robbie & Brandy Godsey Posted May 18, 2020 10:42 PM

    Tonya, Hanna, Brent,& Laveta-
    My heart hurts for all of our loss. I know yours do too. I am praying for the peace that will come with knowing he is in Heaven. I love you all so very much.

  • Sid and Chere Turner Posted May 18, 2020 11:42 PM

    Thomas was so faithful to come to prayer every Monday evening at McArther church. He would
    Sit with his head bowed praying for many of you reading this. It was an honor to have known him. We will see him again. Hope you will too.

  • Mark & Sheila Bennage Posted May 19, 2020 8:44 AM

    So sorry to hear of Tom’s passing. Praying for you all!

  • Mary Ann Baker Posted May 19, 2020 1:55 PM

    Laveta and Girls, We were so sad to hear about Thomas. I have so many memories of him that make me smile. His servant’s heart was demonstrated in so many ways. Love and prayers coming your way.

  • Bill and Tina Furman Posted May 19, 2020 2:38 PM

    Mrs Veta we were sad to hear of Tom’s passing. Praying for you and the family.

  • John and Donna Miller Posted May 19, 2020 4:12 PM

    So sorry for your loss Laveta. I know you will miss him. Praying the Holy Spirit comforts you. .

  • Harry and Joyce Komprood Posted May 20, 2020 9:30 AM

    Laveta; Joyce and I want to offer our condolences to you and family.

  • Linda Curtis Posted May 20, 2020 11:46 AM

    I was so very sorry to hear about Thomas. To Laveta, Tonya & Kelly I’m praying for you all! Your family is a blessing and Thomas will be greatly missed!

  • Jo Ann Hipps and family Posted May 20, 2020 2:09 PM

    Laveta, we are so sorry for your loss. Just want you to know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you during this time.

  • Kevin Pfeiffer Posted May 21, 2020 7:24 AM

    Laveta, I’m so sorry for your loss and for your daughter too. I appreciate the call letting me know too. Thomas is a great man and will be missed greatly!!

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