Robert “Bob” Lee Reid, age 84, passed away on Sunday, March 8, 2020 at Wake Forest Baptist-Wilkes Medical Center.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM Thursday, March 12, at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Wilkesboro with Pastor Derek Kilby officiating. Burial with Military Honors by NC National Guard, and Masonic Rites by Mt. Pleasant Masonic Lodge 573 will be in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 PM Wednesday evening at Reins-Sturdivant Funeral Home in North Wilkesboro.
He was born November 14, 1935 in Iredell County to Pearl Beshears and William Marsh Reid. He graduated from Central High School in Iredell County and then moved to Michigan in 1955 to work for General Motors. He served in the U.S. Army from 1958-1960.
He met and married the love of his life, Lynn Ann Jurek, in 1970. He retired from Cadillac after a 35-year career. Bob was an avid golfer, playing (and winning) in the Cadillac golf league for many years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Detroit and the Blue Ridge Shrine Club in Wilkesboro, and also a big member of the Oasis Shrine Temple. He loved spending time with his family and friends and never met a stranger. Helping others gave him great joy. He was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) in 2019, yet continued on with his same enthusiasm for life.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Fern Jordan and Grace Linney, and a brother, Denny Reid.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn of the home, his son; Greg Reid (Andrea) of Boxford, MA, their daughter; Cheryl Easterwood (Rich), of Mesa, AZ, and their son; Robert Reid (Sherry), of Wilkesboro; two grandsons; Landon and Dylan Easterwood, of Mesa, AZ., one brother; Marshall Reid, one sister; Shelby Coppola (Eddy), an uncle; Ray Hartley (Betty) Beshears, and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.
The family requests no food or flowers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Blue Ridge Shrine Club, P.O. Box 442, North Wilkesboro, NC, 28659.
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Blue Ridge Shrine Club
P.O. Box 442, North Wilkesboro NC 28659