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James Arthur Reed, Jr.

May 20, 1947 — July 29, 2022

James Arthur Reed, Jr., 75 of Taylorville, died at 2:27 p.m., Friday, July 29, 2022 at St. Johnís Hospital in Springfield.

Jim was born on May 20, 1947 in Decatur to James Sr. and Dorothy (Hudson) Reed. He served his country proudly in the United States Navy. He married Regina (Lonnon) Reed on September 20, 1968 in Blue Mound, and she survives. He worked as an over-the-road truck driver hauling hazmat liquid bulk for ADM, ultimately retiring, and enjoying life as much as he could. Jim cherished mornings at the coffee shop with his buddies. His passion was traveling with his daughters to their horse shows and watching them compete as much as possible. Above anything else, he was a family man. Jim was a doting husband and dedicated father, and he will be sorely missed.

Along with his wife Regina of almost 54 years, Jim is survived by his two daughters: Heather (Rusty) Reed-Snyder of Taylorville and Jessica J. Reed of Taylorville; 4 grandchildren: Remy, Corey, Skyler, and Ava; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister: June, and his best canine friend, Eddie Dean.

Following Jim’s wish, he will be cremated and laid to rest at Hall Cemetery in Blue Mound. Private family services will be held at a later date. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville, Illinois, is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Jim, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at

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