James “Jim” Richard Reed, 85, Carmel, died April 20 following a brief illness with leukemia. Jim was born June 17, 1930, in Anderson, Ind., to Walter L. and Mary Alma (Owens) Reed.
Jim was a graduate of Anderson High School and attended Purdue University. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps. Jim was part owner and livestock buyer of M&R Livestock Company at the Indianapolis Stockyard for more than 30 years. Later, United Livestock Company employed him for a number of years. In addition to his parents, Jim was preceded in death by his brother, W. Robert Reed.
Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years, Sharon; daughters, Paula (Jerry), Dawn (Mike), four grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and sister Martha (Phil).
Memorial contributions may be given to the Central Christian Church Building Fund or the Leukemia-Lymphoma Society.
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