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Edward T. Reid

August 22, 1930 — March 15, 2015

A Celebration of Life Service for Edward T. Reid, 84 of Rural Aledo, will be held on Friday at 1:00 PM at the First Baptist Church, Aledo. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery, Aledo. Visitation is Thursday from 4 to 7 PM at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Memorials may be made to the Ed Reid Memorial Fund for Parkinson’s Research, Church Scholarship or Mercer County High School Industrial Arts Program. Ed died on Sunday, March 15, 2015 at Genesis Medical Center, Aledo. Edward Thomas was born on August 22, 1930 in Quincy, Illinois to S.T. & Ethel (May) Reid. He married Rosemary Wood on August 13, 1950 at the First Baptist Church, Aledo. Ed was a veteran of the United States Air Force, where he began his career in mechanics. He had an innate mechanical and business sense that allowed him to open his own successful shop, Moline Transmission Service in July of 1959. Ed retired in 1990. He also enjoyed woodworking, traveling, and followed both Indy and NASCAR racing. Ed and Rosemary enjoyed their 22 seasons in Gold Canyon, Arizona and their fellowship with family and friends both over meals and time at the family pond. Those left to cherish Ed’s memory include his wife of 64 years, Rosemary; children: Vicki Reid of St. Louis; Lori Pewitt of Columbia, MO; Bruce (Donna) Reid of Lake Zurich, IL ; daughter-in-law: Gayle Reid of Aledo; Grandchildren: Adam (Jenna) Reid, Elizabeth Reid, Mitchell Reid, Kali Pewitt and Austin, Shelby & Connor Reid; a great-granddaughter: Caitlyn Reid; a sister: Gloria Lewis of Red Bluff California and brother and sister-in-law: William (Donna) Reid of Brevard, NC. Ed was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Joseph.
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