Edwin Reid moved on peacefully in his home in Gainesville, Florida at age 92. Edwin was born on October 24, 1926 in Kingston, Jamaica to his parents, Doris Burger and Benjamin Reid. Edwin graduated from Kingston Technical School. He then moved to Brooklyn, New York as a carpenter and eventually married Mercia Williams. The Reid’s then moved to Gainesville, Florida where Edwin retired and dedicated his remaining time to take up with friends made nearby and caring for his grandchildren.
Edwin was a wise and strong man with a passion for personal growth and the growth of those surrounding him. He spent most of his free time building furniture and making small improvements on the home, he and Mrs. Reid, resided in.
Mr. Reid is survived by his Wife, Mercia, his four children, Tony, Judith, Cecil, Edwin, and his nine Grandchildren; preceded in death by his daughter, Dahlia.
Mr. Reid will be shown at a viewing on March 8, 2019 at 6 p.m. at Forest Meadows Funeral Home Chapel. 725 NW 23rd AVE, Gainesville, FL. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Mr. Reid’s life. Services for Mr. Reid will be Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 10 am at Forest Meadows Funeral Home Chapel.
To The Reid Family & Friends
Ed Reid was a unique person.
We worked together for many years
Ed had a management style that produced vast volumns of product at the highest quality.
Ed’s personality was a rare one-he was always focused on the task at hand.
I valued Ed as person, as well as, a special department leader.
My condolences to The Reid Family & Friends