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Michael Thomas Reed, age 79,

Michael Thomas Reed, age 79, of Grapevine, Arkansas passed away on Monday, August 29, 2022.

He was born on May 20, 1943 in Hartford, Connecticut to the late Kenneth and Viola Reed.

Michael began working as an orderly at just 15-years-old. He later became a respiratory therapist, a career he spent more than 40 years in various jobs across the country. Michael also proudly served in the US Army and was a sharpshooter.  He enjoyed fishing, and re-painting furniture. He was the “go-to” man for his friends and family anytime they needed help or advice.

Michael is survived by his loving wife of more than 36 years, Nona Shae Reed, three sons; Michael Parnell, Kevin Parnell and Kenny Reed; three daughters; Shannon Fashank, Mandy Taylor and Peggy Mauldin; 15 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and one sister, Viola.

He is preceded in death by his parents and a sister Kathleen Reed.

Cremation arrangements are under the trusted direction of A Natural State Funeral Service & Crematory, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, Arkansas, 72076.  501-982-3400. Michael’s online guestbook is available at



  • Sherry Morris Posted September 7, 2022 10:40 AM

    So sorry to her Mandy
    Prayers to put to you and your family.

  • James Limon Posted September 7, 2022 12:25 PM

    Mike we had some great times and you will always be close to my heart and you will be my brother from another mother, Love you man 🙁

  • Twylia Shoptaw Posted September 7, 2022 3:33 PM

    So sorry for your loss

  • Shonda Cotton Posted September 9, 2022 8:18 PM

    Hug’s, love and prayers for y’all

  • Brian and Jan Sandwich Posted September 21, 2022 11:21 AM

    Jan and I knew, worked with and loved Mike for almost 50 years. A beautiful friend and a wonderful “Santa Claus”. So grateful to have had him in our lives. Our love to Shae and the family.

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