Mr. Joseph “Joe” Frederick Reid Jr. passed away on Sunday, August 1, 2021 at his home. Joe was born on November 25, 1932 in Cheraw, SC. He was the son of the late Joseph Frederick Reid Sr. and Aliene Barrington Reid. Joe attended Clemson Military College and served briefly in the US Army. He then returned to Cheraw and was the manager of Wallace Motor Court for several years. Joe then began his 40-year career with ARA Food Services where he served as the Regional Sales Vice President and National Director of Client Relations. Joe Jr. was a charter member of the Cheraw Rotary Club, a founding member of the Cheraw Rescue Squad, and an avid BBQ cook and connoisseur. Joe used his BBQ cooking ability and skills to help with fundraisers throughout the community. He loved bluegrass music, fishing, hunting, and anything involving cooking and eating with friends and family.
Along with his parents listed above, Joe was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joann Webb Reid. His two daughters, Penny Ann Reid and Gina Reid Merriman, grandson Joseph F. Reid IV, as well as his sister, Josephine Reid Baker.
Joe leaves behind to cherish his memory, his son, Jody Reid (Carla) of Cheraw, SC; his grandson, Jed Reid (Choles) of Cheraw, SC; special niece, Renie Baker Seel; devoted caregiver, Kimberly Curtis; and several great nieces and nephews.
Joe will be remembered for his infectious personality and laugh. A graveside service will be held at 11:00 am Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Chatham Hill Memorial Gardens, Cheraw, SC. The family will receive friends after the service.
In lieu of flowers the family has requested memorials be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105.