Joseph L. Reid

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LAGRANGE, Mo. -- Joseph L. Reid, 77, of LaGrange, died Saturday (May 31, 2014) in his home in the care of his daughters.

Joe was born Sept. 10, 1936 in Quincy, Ill., a son of J. Oren and Ida Moore Reid.

He was formerly married to Mary Louise "Charlie" Reid and to this union were born two daughters, Julie and Jolene.

He graduated in 1954 from LaGrange High School and then served in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged in 1958.

"Poppa Joe," as he was famously known to his family, was a lifelong farmer. He also drove a truck for McNay Trucking for 21 years.

Joe was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and also enjoyed traveling to different race tracks to watch NASCAR races.

He was a member of Madison Park Christian Church in Quincy.

"Poppa Joe" is survived by his daughters, Julie Reid and friend, Jack Ruths, and Jolene Briscoe and her husband, Tim, both of Quincy; four grandchildren, Austin Aschemann, Andi Aschemann, Tyler Briscoe and Cara Briscoe, all of Quincy; one brother, Gerald Reid and his wife, Jenny, of LaGrange; and loving nephew, nieces and great-nephews and nieces, who knew him as "Uncle Monkey Joe." Also surviving are numerous cousins, his beloved four-legged companion, Lucy, his wonderful caregivers, Cheryl Hibbard and Carol Wierchem and the exceptional staff of Hospice of Northeast Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law, Jean Reid.

SERVICES: Private graveside services will be in Quincy Memorial Park.

VISITATION: A celebration of his life will be held 9-11 a.m. Monday, June 2, in the Lewis Brothers Chapel, Palmyra.

MEMORIALS: In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Grandchildren's Education Fund in care of Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel, PO Box 432, Palmyra, MO 63461.

ARRANGEMENTS: Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel.

WEBSITE: www.lewisbrothersfuneralchapel.com.

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Lewis Brothers Funeral Chapel - Palmyra
424 S. Main
Palmyra, MO 63461
573-769-2233
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Published in Quincy Herald-Whig from June 1 to June 3, 2014
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