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Thomas “Tommy” Reid

Mr. Thomas “Tommy” Reid, 63, of Jayess, passed away July 5, 2019, at his residence in Jayess. Tommy was born February 9, 1956, in Tylertown to Dennis and Merle Wyles Reid.
Services were held Sunday, July 7, 2019, at Topeka Baptist Church in Jayess, with graveside services following in Roberts Memorial Cemetery. Bro. Dale Authement and Bro. Jeffery Conn officiated the services, with Wilson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Tommy Reid was the example of a life well lived. Throughout his life, he was known for his calm, sweet nature. He was a legend in his sports life, on the golf course and softball field, in his work life, and in the fierce way he loved his family and the courageous way he battled cancer. So many times, he faced overwhelming odds with his health, and in true hero fashion fought his way back to the love of his life, his Debbie.
When he became a grandfather, his first, Hannah Rebekah, named him Pompom. He wore that title with pride. He became Pompom to a second granddaughter, Bailey Sophia, then his first grandson, Bentley Michael, who is named after him. Zoey Madison is the feisty caboose, and he adored each and every one. He is greeted in heaven by a daughter and 2 grandbabies that he never met this side of heaven. We have no doubt he is rocking, snuggling and laughing with those sweet babies now.
Also greeting him are his parents, Dennis and Merle Reid. He leaves behind his high school sweetheart and wife, the absolute joy of his heart, Debbie; his oldest daughter, Melissa Ownby, and her husband, Josh, parents of Hannah and Bailey; his middle son, Rocky, and his wife, Stacey, along with his honorary granddaughter, Lily Grace Smith; his middle daughter, Soon Ferguson, and her husband, Ty, parents to Zoey and Bentley, and his youngest son, Will, and his fiancé, Brooke Flory. He also leaves behind one brother, David Reid of Jayess. There is no way to list the host of friends and family who are left here to miss him. While we are sad for our loss, we all celebrate his final triumph over illness and the complete healing he has in the arms of Jesus.
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