Jack Calvin Reid, Sr., 83, of Bedford, died Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014 at his residence. He was born in Floyd County on January 21, 1931 a son of the late, George Washington Reid and Beulah Thompson Reid. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Norma Jean Cundiff Reid; his son, Jack Calvin Reid, Jr.; brothers, Thomas Homer Reid, Charles Reid, Robert Reid and his sister, Louise Reid Abbott. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving his country during the Korean War. Jack was a City of Bedford Police Officer and then went on to retire as a Heavy Equipment Operator with the City of Bedford Public Works Dept. Jack loved his family, his friends, his community, and his animals especially his horse Bonnie. You could find Jack riding all over town on his tractor, mowing for people and helping them out if he could right up till the end. He loved raising his garden and sharing with Bedford his corn crop or you could find him delivering his fried apple pies to the ladies of all ages who adored him. To sum it all up, â€œJack has done a lot of good for a lot of peopleâ€ and was a gentleman, with a big heart and Bedford will surely miss him. Left to cherish his memories are his children, Dianne Reid of Bedford; Donna R. Newcomb and husband, C.D. of Goode; Kenneth Reid and wife, Karen of Salem; his grandchildren, Beverly Jean Key, Allison Michelle Key, Ashley Tinsley Marion and husband, Matt; Matthew Alexander Reid; his great-grandchildren, Galiana Key Loorem and Reid Minnick; a special son, Hugh Saunders and wife, Norma; his sisters, Catherine â€œKittyâ€ Virts of Roanoke; Margaret Wright of Bedford; Betty Goodman and her husband, Charles; Many nieces, nephews and friends. Memorials may be made to the Shepherds Table, Bedford Hospice or the National D-Day Memorial Foundation. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, February 6, 2014 at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel with Rev. Harry Steven officiating. Burial will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday evening at Burch-Messier Walnut Street Chapel, 1235 Walnut Street, Bedford, 540-586-7360.
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Published in Bedford Bulletin from Feb. 5 to Feb. 6, 2014