Fallen Hero: SFC Sammie Joe Reed (Ret)


Funeral Home

Harry McKinney & Son Funeral Home

Hammond, MS




A memorial service will be held Monday, July 17, 2023, at 2:00 P.M. at Trinity Baptist Church, Hammond, MS


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard.  “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten”

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on Jul 9, 2023.   SFC Sammie Joe Reed(Ret), age 76, who had served as a member of the MS Army National Guard within the 185th Aviation Brigade has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in peace Soldier.  We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Another great Soldier has gone home, “Fallen, Yet Not Forgotten, Soldier for Life”.

Obituary, Visitation, and Service details:

Sammy Joe Reed was born in Tupelo, MS, March 18, 1947, to the late Bobby Joe and Wanda Mills Reed.  He passed away, July 9, 2023, at North Oaks Medical Center in Hammond.  He was a resident of Hammond and a retired Machinist Technician.  A memorial service will be held Monday, July 17, 2023, at 2:00 P.M. at Trinity Baptist Church. 

Sammy is survived by his wife of 26 years, Sheila Foster Reed; son, Jason Reed (Sandra); daughter, Stephanie R. Lee (Bubba); step-son, Christopher Rodgers (Cori); grandchildren, Christopher Reed, Matthew Reed, Ashlyn Ballard, Kaitlin Monson, Abigail Rodgers, and Koltlyn Rodgers; great grandchildren, Madisyn Monson and Stetson Ballard; brother, Kenny Reed; and two sisters, Gail Gann and Cheryl Reed.  In addition to his parents, Sammy is preceded in death by his brother, Eddie Reed.