96 year old J.L. Reeder of Alexandria died Tuesday at DeKalb Community Hospital. Born in Grant, he was the son of the late John and Sarah Barnes Reeder. He was also preceded in death by five brothers, three sisters, and two grandchildren. He was a life long farmer and a member of the Alexandria First Baptist Church. Reeder is survived by his wife of 75 years, Lena Sorrell Reeder; sons, William Edward Reeder and wife, Patsy of Watertown, Fred Allen Reeder and wife, Edwina of Tuckers Cross Roads, and Charles Thomas Reeder of Alexandria; daughters, Virginia Ann Curtis and husband, Tommy of Smithville, Betty Ruth Swindell and husband Sam of Tuckers Cross Roads. Nancy Marie Hayes and husband, Joe of Lebanon, Carolyn Frances Rice and husband, Gary of Louisville, Kentucky, Linda Gale George and husband, Jimmy of Watertown. Fifteen grandchildren, twenty eight great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren; and nieces and nephews. The funeral will be Thursday at 1:00 p.m. at Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown. Gary Rickman and Tommy Curtis will officiate and burial will be in the Polar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Thursday from 11:00 a.m. until the service. Hunter Funeral Home in Watertown is in charge of the arrangement.