J. Madden Reid
AUGUSTA, GA- Mr. J. Madden Reid entered into rest Saturday, September 14, 2013, J. Madden Reid, 85, husband of Joan Smith Reid.
Mr. Reid was born in Macon, GA in 1927. He graduated from Lanier High School in Macon, GA, where he was President of his Senior Class, President of Key Club and President of AOS Fraternity. He graduated from Mercer University in Macon, GA, where he received a BA in Business/Education and an MA in Mathematics. At Mercer, he was President of the Kappa Alpha fraternity and the number one seed on the Mercer Tennis Team. In 1969, he moved to Augusta to be the Executive Director of the Augusta Housing Authority where he served for 30 years. He was President of the Georgia Association of Housing Authorities, President of the Southeastern Association of Housing and Redevelopment. He started a scholarship fund for the Georgia Association of Housing Authorities, and a Foster Grandparents Association to assist and mentor children at Gracewood Hospital. The Augusta Housing Authority dedicated a new administrative building named after him. Mr. Reid was a veteran, serving in the Korean War
and was offered two appointments to West Point, turning them down to be with his family. Mr. Reid was a devoted husband to his wife of 59 years and was a wonderful father to his children and grandchildren. His influence reaches not just his family, but all those who have been touched by his kindness. He was an unassuming man who did great things for others, a wonderful son, husband, Dad, Grandfather, and friend to all. "He loved people, so people loved him."
In addition to his wife, family members include children: Kim Reid Arfman and husband Richard Arfman, Jim Madden Reid, Jr., Guy Smith Thomas Reid; grandchildren: Katie and Maggie Arfman, Matt Reid. He is preceded in death by his brothers: Richard Reid, Tommy Reid; sisters: Melba Reid Joiner, Katie Reid Gaines.
A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, September 17, 2013 at St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church in Augusta, GA at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the J. Madden Reid Augusta Housing Authority Academic Scholarship Fund c/o AHA, 1435 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30901.
Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com