Jack Raymond Reed, Sr. was born on May 19, 1924, and died on January 27, 2016.
He was a American businessman and politician.
He was a businessman from Tupelo.
He was the 1987 Mississippi Republican gubernatorial nominee.
Minister Reed had overcome Doug Lemon in his party primary election.
Mr. Reed then lost the general election to Democrat Ray Mabus.
At the same time, his 47 percent of the vote was good to his party.
Jack prove better than his Republican predecessors Rubel Phillips in 1963 and 1967, Gil Carmichael in 1975 and 1979, and Leon Bramlett in 1983.
In 1991, the Mississippi GOP won the governorship for the first time since Reconstruction with the election of businessman Kirk Fordice, who unseated Mabus.
Jack Reed was remembered well across Mississippi and especially in his home of Lee County, several books having been written about him.
He had a son, Jack Reed, Jr., and a past mayor of their hometown, Tupelo, Mississippi.
Jack Reed passed away at 91 yrs old.