David G. Reid, 85, Springfield, died at 7:44 am, Tuesday, April 05, 2011, at St. John’s Hospice. He was born February 19, 1926 in Springfield, Illinois to John and Elizabeth Wood Reid. He married Margaret “Marge” Flynn on July 9, 1949 and she survives. Also surviving are one daughter, Constance R. (Alex) Hardy of Springfield; three sons, David (Dr. Elizabeth Strow) Reid, John “Jack” (Sue) Reid and James Reid all of Springfield; nine grandchildren, David B. (Becky) Reid, Sarah E. Reid, Catherine A. Reid, Joseph G. (Kirsten) Keinzler, Brian R. (Kara) Kienzler, Emily A. (Chad) Peterson, Elizabeth J. (John) Corley, John M. Reid and Rachel A. Reid; 2 great grandchildren, Reid Peterson and Katelyn Kienzler; one sister Mona (Robert) Davis of Auburn; one brother, Richard (Dodie) Reid of Springfield; two sisters-in-law, Betty Reid of Springfield and Marilyn Reid of New Jersey and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
His parents and two brothers, John W. and Joseph Reid preceded him in death.
David was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during WWII; was a member of American Legion Post 32; a former member of K of C #364; member of Holy Name Society; various golf groups and was inducted into the Springfield Sports Hall of Fame in 2006 along with his brothers, Joe, Dick and Jack. He was a lifelong resident of Springfield and retired after 31 years in Sales for Kraft Foods.
Visitation: 4-7 pm, Thursday, April 7, 2011 at Staab Funeral Home.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 am, Friday, April 8, 2011 at St. Agnes Church with Reverend Robert Jallas officiating. Burial will be in Camp Butler National Cemetery where Sangamon County Interveterans will conduct Military Honors.
Memorial Contributions may be made to St. John’s Hospice. StaabObituary.com