Jerry Lee Reed, age 48, of Zephyr, formerly of Brownwood, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at Brownwood Regional Hospital.

Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22, 2007, at Heartland Funeral Home Chapel in Early with Brother Lee Evans and David Barnum officiating. Interment will be held at a later date in Laurel Springs, N.C. The family will receive friends 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Dec, 21, 2007, at Heartland Funeral Home in Early.

Jerry Lee Reed was born April 21, 1959, in Sparta, N.C., the son of John and Josephine Reed. Jerry has lived in the Brownwood area for 22 years. He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Bangs, where he played the drums during the services for many years.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Lorie DeHay Reed of Zephyr; sons Scott, Seth, and Quade Reed; and Theron Thompson and wife Melaine; daughters Andrea Winkler, Larissa Knapp, Sharena Thompson; mother Josephine Bearman and husband Jerry; sister Janice Parrish and husband Tom; seven grandchildren, two nieces and one nephew.

Friends and relatives are invited to sign Jerry’s online guest book at

Heartland Funeral Home of Early is in charge of arrangements.