On the morning of September 7, 2022, God called His faithful servant, Lonnie Lee Reid, to come Home. Lonnie peacefully slipped away to answer that call. Lonnie transitioned at the Villas of Holly Brook in Danville, IL. He was born on March 25, 1933 in Pharoah, OK to Chester Lee and Nina Pearl (Webb) Reid.
Lonnie leaves behind to celebrate his life his wife, Katheryn Sue (Lampert) Reid; children, Elisabeth Claire Reid, William David (Susan) Reid, and Aaron (Erin) Kyle Reid; grandchildren, Blake (Jessica) Reid, Jennifer (Joseph) Schneider, Alex (Blake Campbell) Smith, Allyson Reid, and Tyson Reid; great-grandchildren, Miraya Reid and Zeke Reid; best friend, Larry (Sharon) Whitman; and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; son, James Adam Reid; grandson, Zachary Kyle Reid; and siblings, William Reid, Ilda Calvert, Barbara Wilson, and Don L. Reid.
Lonnie enjoyed deer hunting, fishing, carpentry, watching old westerns, and listening to gospel music. He spent 47 years in the field of education in various capacities: teacher, administrator, guidance counselor, and school psychologist. Lonnie’s pride and joy in life were his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Lonnie served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War.
Visitation will be held from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Tuesday, September 13, 2022 at Second Church of Christ, 3350 E Vorhees St., Danville, IL 61834. Service will follow at 12 p.m. at the church.
A second visitation will be held from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. on Thursday, September 15, 2022 at First Apostolic Church, Charles St. and Division St., Rosiclare, IL 62982. Service will follow at 12 p.m. at the church. Graveside committal with military honors will follow at Empire Cemetery in Elizabethtown, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Lonnie’s name to donor’s choice or carry on Lonnie’s legacy by helping someone in need.
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