John Reid Obituary – John Thomas Reid, 83, passed away on May 19, 2023, in Hoover, Alabama. He was born on January 31, 1940, in Milner, Georgia, to the late Lillie Belle Reid and Hilton C. Reid. John graduated from Phillips High School in 1958 and went on to attend Auburn University. He spent many years in the Trussville/Chalkville area while his children attended school. He worked for Pizitz for over 25 years. Since John was an entrepreneur at heart, he left there to start his own successful business. He later worked for the Birmingham Better Business Bureau before he retired.
John is survived by his daughter, Brenda Vicente (Joseph), her daughter Kacie Scott (Anthony), his son, Carl Reid, and his sons, Preston Reid (Amber) and Kalin Reid, as well as his sister, Beverly June Reid. John shared with his former wife, Gail Barnett Powers, 3 children, 5 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild.
He was preceded in death by his mother Lillie Belle Reid, father Hilton C. Reid, brother Kenneth Reid, brother (Buddy) Hilton Reid Jr., grandson Brandon Reid, and son Kenneth Scott Reid
John was a kind and gentle man who was always willing to lend an ear to anyone who needed it. He had a calming presence that made everyone feel at ease. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.