John W. Reed was born on March 13, 1954 in Gadsden County Fl. And departed this life on March 5, 2021. John relocated to Rochester NY, and lived there during his remaining years. He worked for the Rochester City School District for 30 years before retiring. He was raised alongside 3 brothers and 5 sisters whom he loved and adored very much. John W. Reed was survived by his sisters Josephine Reed, Brenda Reed, Lelia Roberts, Annie Reed, Eva Reed and Lucillie Reed, and brothers Willie C. Reed, Leroy Reed, and Louis Reed Nephews Johnathan Brown, Tyvon Smith and Kendall Smith. Nieces Pearl Spann, Shenita Terell and Laquaunda Reed in addition to his many love friends & family.