Reed, Jr., Luther Hoover

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Luther Hoover Reed, Jr “Junie”, 65 of Pembroke, VA departed this life after a valiant battle with cancer and with the love of his family supporting him and in the care of Princeton Community Hospital. Born January 19, 1956, in Giles County, Virginia, he was a son of the late Hoover Reed Sr and Audrey Carter Reed.

Junie was a welder and master electrician by trade. He enjoyed his life with his family and loved his time hunting, fishing, and watching football (Green Bay Packers or Virginia Tech Hokies).

In addition to his parents, Junie is preceded in death by sisters Sandy Hite and her husband Butch Hite, and Debbie Manning and her husband Rickie; nieces, Candy Manning and Holly Arthur; and a nephew, David Gillispie.

Left to cherish his memory to their hearts are his high school sweetheart and wife of 46 years, Charlene Barnett Reed; sons, Ricky Dale Reed of Pembroke, and Cory Reed and wife Alex Cumbie of Christiansburg, VA; a daughter, Shannon Lowery (Gary) of Christiansburg; grandchildren, Ty Lowery, Kam Lowery, Brittany Reed, and Brayden “Bubby” Reed; his last aunt, Justine Edge of New York; 3 sisters-in-law, Dreama Barnett of Floyd, Becky Duncan (Bobby) of Blacksburg, and Linda Whittaker (Ray) of Pennsylvania; special friends, Tim McDaniel, Ricky Eppling, and Grant Snider; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

There will be a graveside service conducted Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM in the Reed Cemetery in Ripplemead, VA with Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Family will receive friends at the Kendall Funeral Home Chapel in Pembroke, Virginia from 10:00 AM until 10:45 AM. A guestbook is available by visiting The staff of Kendall Funeral Home are honored to be serving the Reed Family.