PERRY HERSHEL REED age 87 of Crossville, TN departed this life on October 29, 2022. He was born January 9, 1935, in Grandview, TN the son of Denny Clyde and Martha Masel Hinch Reed. He accomplished much in his life. He was pastor of Full Gospel Mission Church in Crossville for more than 30 years, worked at Vindale Mobile Corporation for 20 years, until it closed. Then later he retired from Manchester Tank.

He was always thinking of others and putting their needs before his own. At family dinners, his prayer often ended with him praying, “Lord, bless this food and bless those who have none.” If Hershel heard about someone that was seriously ill, he would often take them a bible and share the plan of salvation with them.

Hershel made ten trips to Haiti. He helped build the orphanages and bought food and clothes for the children there. He even took his orange 70 model truck to Haiti by ship to give to Bro. Francois in Haiti. He continued to send financial assistance to the orphanages for years. He also helped to build churches in the Philipines.

He is survived by his wife- Rebecca Greene Reed of Crossville, TN son- Donnie Reed and his wife Tina of Crossville, TN, daughters- Janice Wright and her husband Dennis and Sue Bristol and her husband John all of Jamestown, TN, Dianne Eller and her husband Steve and Fawn Parido and her husband Mark all of Crossville, TN, grandchildren- Dawn, Daphne, Jonathan, Chad, Howard, Jennifer, Amber and Kyle and twelve great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters- Addie garrison, Lora Reed, Helen Sherrill and Elizabeth Davidson.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday November 1, 2022, at 1pm CST at Hood Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 11am-1pm prior to the service at the funeral home.

Burial will be in Reed Cemetery in Grandview, TN.