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John Jay Read of Starkville, 66, died October 26, 2021.
Dr. Read was born in Elko, NV to the late Jake and Peggy Read. He graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in Agronomy. He worked for the USDA for 31 years and contributed to the research community of agronomy where he was highly regarded by many colleagues.
After years of involvement in the Boy Scouts with his son, honoring our active and veteran military members became an enthusiastic pastime of his as he participated in many service activities and ceremonies.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
He is survived by his wife, Lisa, children Charlotte Hughes (Jonathan of Plano, TX), USMC Corporal Tim Read (Anh of Wesley Chapel, FL), Colleen Warren (TJ of West Point, MS), Leandra Moschetti of Wells, NV, grandchildren Juliane Hughes, Aria Mitchell, John Mitchell, James Mitchell, brother Peter Read (Wendy), sisters Madelyn Read (Phil Brittenham) and Margaret Read, and a number of adoring nieces and nephews.
There will be a memorial service on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 10:30 a.m. at Camp Seminole Boyscout Camp, 1349 Suncreek Rd., Starkville, MS 39759.