Jimmy “Papa” Kenneth Reed of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, went to celebrate Thanksgiving in the presence of the Lord. He passed on November 21, 2021, at the age of 67. Jimmy was born on April 27, 1954, to Jack Ray Reed and Pearl Jean Reed (Horne). Mr. Reed retired after 35 years from the Defense Logistics Agency at Tinker Air Force Base.
Jimmy was incredibly active in his community. He was a member of the Deaf Church Oklahoma and loved worshipping with his church family. This former Vice President of the Oklahoma State School of the Deaf Alumni Association was also a member of the Oklahoma City Association of the Deaf, a member of The OKC Deaf Club, as well as a member of the Rose Rock Deaf Campers.
Jimmy enjoyed a wide range of hobbies, including camping, bowling, woodworking, and painting. He was an animal lover, being especially fond of his dogs. Jimmy’s warm, caring heart touched the lives of many during his lifetime, and he will be deeply and forever missed by his family, friends, and the community he cared so much about.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, as well as a brother, Jack Reed.
Jimmy is survived by his loving wife, Pamela; his children, son Kenneth Reed, and daughters Rosa Gutierrez-Walker and husband Josh, and Laura Tryon and husband Shawn; his grandchildren, Codey Reed, James Gutierrez, Caden Gutierrez-Walker, Caden Tryon, Andreas Jimenez, and Tyler Magpie; brothers Johnny Reed, Jerry Reed and wife Peggy, JC Reed, and sisters Katie Tipton, Joyce Harner and husband Raymond, and Darlene Lane and husband Richard.
Formal visitation will be held on Friday, November 26, 2021, from 11:00 am through 8:00 pm (family will be present 2pm-4pm) at the John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home & Chapel, located at 120 South Broadway Avenue in Moore, Oklahoma.
A memorial service for Jimmy will begin at 11:00 am on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at Deaf Church Oklahoma, located at 6100 S. Penn Avenue in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Services are under the direction and care of John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home & Chapel, located at 120 South Broadway Avenue in Moore, Oklahoma.