John R. Reid

Alton | Wednesday, September 15 2010

John R. Reid, age 62, passed away at 3:00 am on Wednesday, September 15, 2010, at Belleville Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL

He was born in Centralia, IL, on September 4, 1948, the son of Frank and Opal (Rainwater) Reid.

John married Joyce Cherry, on June 24, 1994 in Edwardsville, IL.

He was employed as a high school teacher, teaching History at Centralia High School before he became ill.  John belongs to the Military Book Club, History Book Club and his love and hobby was Military History and collecting anything about the military.

In addition to his wife, John is survived by a son Josh Reid of Centralia, step-daughter Tonya and spouse Marvin Cox of Bethalto, one sister Brenda and spouse Dale Evans of Godfrey, a niece Amy and spouse Pat Straky of Chicago, a nephew Aaron Evans of Wood River and three grandchildren Bailey and Shelby Hellemeyer of East Alton and Dakota Cox of Bethalto.

His parents, grandparents Frank and Anne Reid Sr. who raised both John and Brenda from childhood, preceded him in death.

In celebration of his life, a memorial service will be conducted at 2:00 pm Monday September 20, 2010 at 20 Marian Heights Dr. Alton, IL.

At his request cremation rites will be accorded.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Hospice of Southern IL.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

Obit Provided By:
Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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