, Port Arthur, Texas

May 2, 2014

John D. "JD" Reed

The Port Arthur News

PORT ARTHUR —    John D. “JD” Reed, 98, of Port Arthur, Texas was called to rest on Saturday, April 26, 2014 at Southeast Texas Medical Center with his family at his side.

   John was a native of Sabine Pass, TX and resided in Port Arthur, TX until his death.  He was a retired Merchant Marine Seaman.

   He was preceded in death by his parents, his devoted wife Dorothy Reed, 3 brothers, Clarence Reed, Benjamin Hawkins and Ted  Hawkins, Sr.; 1 sister, Audrey Rush.

   He leaves to cherish his memory: one son, Raymond Reed, Sr., (Bernadine), a stepdaughter, Patricia Henry (Sylvester), a stepson, James Lee all of Port Arthur, Texas; also 1 grandson Raymond Reed Jr., 3 granddaughters, Janeen Gray, Candis Hamilton and Crystal Reed all of Port Arthur and 5 great-grandchildren, a long time neighbor and best friend, Alice Ridgle; his provider, Kathleen Nico and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and other friends.

   Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Gabriel Funeral Home Chapel with a visitation from 9 a.m. until service time.  Burial will follow in Live Oak Cemetery under the direction of Gabriel Funeral Home.