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“Never having the chance to meet Rick in person, he was none the less a dear cousin. Through e-mails, family web site, and phone calls, I knew him to...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Diana Reed - Cypress, TX

“Never having the chance to meet Rick in person, he was none the less a dear cousin. Through e-mails, family web site, and phone calls, I knew him to...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Diana Reed - Cypress, TX

“Mr. Reid: I was shocked and saddened to learn of Richard's passing. He and I were friends and band members at Lake Taylor. I lost touch with him...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Fred Harper - Kansas City, MO

“Ken~ Rick will truly be missed by all in the genealogy communities. We are related on the Coffey side. His g-grandfather Henry Boone Coffey and my...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Carolyn Curtis - Sykesville, MD

“My sincere condolences. Richard and I were in the Lake Taylor band together, I played trombone. I remember his parents and my parents used to take...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Chuck Bird - Virginia Beach, VA

“Rick and I were DNA matches. I never knew I had a cousin in NC. He invited me to join the Reid Family web site. He will be missed. ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Richard C, Reed - Covington, LA

“Dear Kenneth, I am so sorry you've lost Rick. The death of a child is the hardest burden there is to bear. I know from experience. Our oldest...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Janette Kirby Wilson - NC

“The Wanna B's stage will forever be a little darker without "The Rickster" at the mic. I know I speak for the entire staff and all of the regulars...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Vonnie & Will Henry - VA

“Rick you and that voice will be missed, glad to have known you and hear that wonderful instrument you sang with. God has a new voice to add to his...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: Eddie Sal - Virginia Beach, VA

“My deepest sympathy for your loss, you are in my thoughts and prayers. Katherine ”
10 of 15 | Posted by: Katherine Skinner - Norfolk, VA

“To the Reid family Our sincere sympathy. We share your loss. Rick was a very close friend. We rejoice in knowing that he has a permanent home in...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Nicholas J Holiday - Va Beach, VA

“I knew Rick from karaoke down in VA, where we have vacationed for many years. I always looked forward to hearing him sing, because he had a truly...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: JJ - PA

“Ken, I will miss Rick and his tenacity in learning and keeping alive the roots of our Reid family. Our Reid family has suffered a huge loss, but his...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Robin Wright - Petaluma, CA

“We have known Rick for several years now, and we will miss our sweet friend with the golden pipes. ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Ruth, Jen & Dave Jones - PA

“Ken..I am so sorry about Rick. I thought of him as a good friend. I will miss him greatly. Shirley ”
15 of 15 | Posted by: Shirley Pope - Virginia Beach, VA


Richard D. Reid, 55, of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away November 28, 2009. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, he was employed as Vice-President of Sales and Sales Training of Ken Reid, Inc. for over 35 years. He was a First Chair trumpet player at Lake Taylor High School, was well known in Karaoke as a talented and well respected musician and singer. He was an expert in genealogy and had assisted in writing a book on genealogy. He was formerly involved in amateur radio with many awards. He is survived by his father, Kenneth D. Reid of Virginia Beach, VA; an aunt, Gail Reid of Lenoir, NC; four uncles, Gary Reid of Charlotte, NC, Wayne Reid of Lawrenceville, GA, David Reid of Tanzania, Africa and Emory Reid of Lenoir, NC. He was predeceased by his mother, Evelyn Miller Reid. A funeral service will be conducted Wednesday at 2 p.m. at Great Neck Baptist Church, 1020 General Jackson Dr., Virginia Beach with Dr. Todd Holt officiating. The entombment will follow in Princess Anne Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at Hollomon-Brown Funeral Home, Great Neck Chapel Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Memorial donations may be made to the National Kidney Foundation or Great Neck Baptist Church. Condolences may be offered to the family at www.hollomon-brown.com.

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