Mr. John Mebane Reed III of Halifax died on Sunday, Jan. 24, 2021 at the age of 71.

Mr. Reed was born Aug. 20, 1949 in Halifax County to the late John Mebane Reed Jr. and Marybelle Jordan Reed. He was employed at H and M Logging Company for many years until his retirement.

Mr. Reed is survived by one son, Charles Reed, of Newport News; two daughters, Tamiko Reed, of Newport News and LaShanda Bostic (Caleb) of Queens, New York; eight grandchildren; five sisters, Jean R. Sanford (George) of New York City, New York, Estelle R. Smith, Joan Reed, Gladys R. Carrington (Frederick) and Partricia Jones (Vince), all of Roxboro, North Carolina; two brothers, Thomas and Herman Reed both of Roxboro; one half brother, Archie Reed, of Danville; three aunts; one uncle; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends including devoted Kenneth and Mary Hodges.

In addition to his parents, one sister, Ann Marie Thompson and two brothers, Sanford and Ellis Reed, also preceded him in death.

Graveside services for Mr. Reed will be held Friday, Jan. 29, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Dan River View Baptist Church cemetery with eulogist the Rev. Sylvester Crawley.

Public viewing for family and friends will be Thursday, Jan. 28, 2021, from noon until 6 p.m. at Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.

Funeral services are provided by Jeffress Funeral Home, South Boston.