James T. Reeder
- October 25, 1934 - June 30, 2012
- Centerville, Virginia
of James 's Passing
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Memories & Candles
I grew up in the Wheaton, Silver Spring area as a kid. WDON Radio was my favorite station, because Tom would always play my requests. Tom Cat helped make country music a big part of my life. He got me into several shows back stage. Which made a big impact on this kid back in the 60's & 70's. I still have this day, pictures I took of him posing with Tammy Wynette and Patsy Sledge. I will never forget
Posted by: Tony Suarez - Omaha, NE - Friend and past listener May 04, 2013
Feb 9, 2013
I have fond memories of "The Tom Cat."
I grew up in Wheaton and Bethesda, Maryland.
I remember as a kid listening to WDON.
The Tom Cat, on a "SA-DAD-DUR-DAY" (Saturday) morning
would feature Buck Owens, and do a live commercial for:
"Farmer Brown's Furniture Barn"; and say "Tell 'em The Tom Cat
sent ya!" Last of the good ones...
Posted by: Jon McLaren - Fremont, CA Feb 10, 2013
Knew Tom Cat for many years going back to when I lived in DC area. Tom handled my advertising on shows we were promoting... One of the most honest, nicest guys I had the opportunity of knowing.... He will be missed by his many friends... RIP
Posted by: D Hondo Austin - Nashville, TN - Old Friend Aug 07, 2012
My sincere condolences to the Reeder family and friends. I spent many an hour listening to albums from his personal collection, thanks to the warmth and hospitality of the Reeder family. I still have the Muddy Waters LP I received as a gift from the family. I hope his family finds comfort in his many friends and fond memories.
Posted by: Stacie Keenan - Fredericksburg, VA - Friend Jul 12, 2012
MY FAMILY HAD KNOWN TOM CAT FOR MANY YEARS ,I HEAR MY MOM TALK ABOUT HIM ALTHE TIME ,HIM AND EDDIE MATALEY AT BIG-K RADIO, I GOT TO KNOW TOM WHILE HE WAS AT BIG-K AND AT PARKS FLEA MARKET ,HIM AND HIS COPANION JUDY WOODWARD THAT HE CARE A LOT OFF, AND TOM WOULD SPEAK ABOUT HIS CHILDREN HOW PROUD HIS WAS OF THEM ,HE WAS A GREAT FRIEND TO ALL AND WILL MISS HIM ,SO I'L SAY GOOD BYE AND GOD BLESS YOU OLD TOM [CAT] REEDER MAY YOU REST IN PEACE IN JESUS ARMS
Posted by: JAMES KEITH SEALE - Bealeton, VA - FRIEND Jul 12, 2012
I have knew Tom for over 30 years. We were introduced by Joe Thompson "The Midnight Cowboy" from WXRA Days.He gave me one of my early breaks in radio, It was Tom "Cat", and Stu Books who hired me at the young age of 17 at WKCW "BIG K Radio" in Warrenton, Virginia while I was still in high school. I was always grateful for the big boost that they gave to my career . Tom and my grandfather "Cousin"
Posted by: Kevin Harris - Alexandria, VA - Collegue Jul 05, 2012