John Rex Reed, 77, of Ripley, WV, passed away May 16, 2019 at his home following an extended illness.

He was born August 26, 1943 in Given, WV, a son of the late Cecil Bradford and Lavell Gladys (Hill) Reed. His wife Helen E. (Fields) Reed also preceded him in death.

He was a former employee of TAG Gallion Chevrolet and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was also a farmer and employed by Thomas Goodwin and Dr. Roi Reed.

Survivors include his daughters, Kimberly Ann (Douglas) Hughes of Elkview and Kelli Jo Reed of Ripley; grand fur babies Miley and Sadie.

Memorial services will be held at a later date to be announced. Burial will be in the Parsons Cemetery, Gay, WV. Arrangements provided by Casto Funeral Home, Evans, WV.

Condolences may be expressed to the family at castofuneral.com