Jerry Reeder

Jerry Clinton Reeder, 73, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of the local area, passed away Friday (Sept. 13, 2013) at the Columbus Colony Elder-Care at Westerville, Ohio.

He was born May 7, 1940, in Parkersburg, a son of the late George C. “Tiny” and Theone E. Roan Reeder.

Jerry was a member of the Meadow Park church of God in Columbus and had been affiliated with the Liberty Street church of God in Parkersburg.

He was a 1958 graduate of Parkersburg High School and West Liberty College in 1963.

He had worked at Hartmans Sports Card Shop in Columbus for 25 years and was a former school teacher at Little Hocking from 1963 to 1969, where he started the Elementary Band and had directed the choir at Warren High School. He also taught school at Sandy Valley, where he directed the choir and produced many musicals.

Jerry was a member of the Hall of Fame Barbershop Chorus from 1971 to 1988 and sang in the International Chorus in 1988. He was currently a member of the Singing Buckeye’s Barbershop Chorus.

He had received many singing awards including Barbershoper of the year in 2012. He had sang in various barbershop quartets.

Surviving is his brother, Robert B. “Bob” (Pat) Reeder of Little Hocking; sister-in-law, Eleanor Reeder of Grafton, Va.; three nephews, Music Minister Eric (Marsha) Reeder of Anderson, Ind., and Brent (Stacy) Reeder of Pace, Fla.; three nieces, Kimberly Turner of Foot Hills Ranch, Calif., Danielle (Donald) Fordyce of Parkersburg and Emily Harper Griffiths (Darryll) of Paquoson, Va.; and several great-nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Larry L. Reeder; and sister in law, Elaine M. Watson Reeder.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday (today) at Kimes Funeral Home, 521 Fifth St., Parkersburg, with his nephews, Eric and Brent Reeder, officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memory Gardens.

The visitation will be Monday (today) from 11 a.m. until time of the service.

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The family would like to express special thanks to the Nurses and Staff of Columbus Colony Elder Care in Westerville, Ohio, for the excellent care shown to Jerry during his time there.