John C. Reid, 62, went to be with the Lord Wednesday, September 17, 2008. He is the son of the late Richard and Hilda Reid. John was born in North Carolina on August 10, 1946.
John was an active member and served as a deacon at Bayside Baptist Church. John was in the United States Navy and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was a southern gospel songwriter/singer and published with BMI. John always said “If my music could touch one person for the Lord, that’s all that mattered.” Even while on the road as a long distance truck driver, coast to coast, he always took the time to share his God given spiritual gift of encouragement. The Lord would “lay” someone’s name on his heart and with the church directory and a cell phone he would make a call that was always a blessing and ended in prayer.
He is survived by his loving wife Sherry Reid; two children R. Scott Reid, and Karen Horn and husband John; an adopted daughter from Poland, Alexandra Reyes and husband Edwin and their son Domnick; four grandchildren, Christopher John, Joshua Scott, Bryan Paul and Margaret Lynn; 1 sister, Judy Elks and husband Melvyn. He will truly be missed.
The family will receive friends Friday, September 19th from 7 – 9 PM at Altmeyer Funeral Home, 5792 Greenwich Road, Virginia Beach. A celebration of John’s life will be on Saturday at 11:00AM at Bayside Baptist Church, Virginia Beach. Burial will be private on Monday at Albert G. Horton Veterans Cemetery in Suffolk, VA. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Bayside Baptist Church “Together We Build” or “H.I.S. 1040.” Condolences can be made to the family at altmeyer.com