Donald J. Reid

HERNADO, FLA. — Donald J. Reid, 84, of Hernado, Fla., died on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at his home.

He was born on March 17, 1927, to John L. Reid and Esther (Jernstadt) Reid in Hawkins. Following two years of service in the U.S. Army, Don worked his entire life in the oil fields. After retirement, he spent the majority of his time in Florida where he enjoyed fishing and feeding the birds.

Surviving are brother, Johnny (Paulette) Reid of Hawkins; nieces, Janet McAlpine of California and Lee McAlpine of Montana; nephew, James McAlpine of Washington; and several great-nieces, nephews and cousins.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Raymond; sisters, Margaret McAlpine and Anna Madison; and brother-in-law, Donald Madison.

Don requested his body be donated to medical research at the University of Florida.

There will be a memorial luncheon for family and friends at noon on Friday, May 27, 2011, at the Barton Township Park.