KINSTON - John Daniel Reid, Jr., formerly of Leavenworth, Kansas, died at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, North Carolina on Wednesday, December 11, 2013. He was born June 15, 1948 to John Daniel Reid Sr. and Effie Jo Moss Reid in Columbus, Georgia. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, December 19, 2013, 2:00 PM at Swinson Funeral Home, 208 E. Blount St., Kinston, NC. The wake will be from 3-7 PM on Wednesday, December 18 at the Funeral Home. John attended Albion College in Albion Michigan and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Business from Columbus State University in Columbus, Georgia in 1973. He obtained a Master's in Business Administration from Troy State University in 1984. In December of 1977 he married the love of his life, Alice Faye Canady. He is survived by his wife, Alice of Leavenworth, Kansas, his daughter, Erin of Seattle, Washington and his son James, of Washington, D.C. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Dorothy Canady, sisters-in-law, Cynthia Canady, Cassandra Canady, and Verna Bouie of Kinston, and Darlene Holloway of La Grange; brothers-in-law Pastor Ronnie Canady and Demetrice Canady of Kinston, Martin Holloway of LaGrange and Chris Canady of Virginia Beach, Virginia; special cousins Hilda Royal of Kinston, N. C., Jenovis Obleton and family, Phillip Moss, Rev. Wesley Moss and Joyce Washington, all of Columbus, Georgia; Dianne Reid of Ft. Mitchell, Alabama, and numerous nieces and nephews as well as extended family members in Georgia, North Carolina, and Texas. John was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Millicent, his grandmothers Vernell Owens and Ella Reid, and his grandfathers, Lee Owens and Rev. William Anthony Reid. Swinson Funeral Service is in charge of arrangements. Sign the guestbook at Kinston.com. (Paid obituary)
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Swinson Funeral Service
208 E. BLOUNT STREET
Kinston, NC 28501-4942
Published in Free Press from Dec. 14 to Dec. 21, 2013