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Denver B. Reid

Denver B. Reid

September 19, 1953 - August 29, 2017     Age: 63

Mr. Denver Brent Reid, age 63, of Fernandina Beach, Florida, passed away Tuesday evening, August 29, 2017 at Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville.

He was born on Saturday, September 19, 1953 in Carrollton, GA, the son of the late Nina and Buel Durward Reid.  He graduated from Bowdon High School in 1972.

He had worked with BE&K Construction for 30 years in Tennessee and at the Paper / Pulp Mill in Fernandina. He finished his career at Jacksonville Electrical Authority.

Mr. Reid served his community in many ways.  He volunteered for years at the American Cancer Society and the Journey Church Food Ministry.  He was a Mason, member of the Scottish Rite Bodies, the Morocco Shrine Temple and the Fernandina Beach Shrine Club; often raising money for these causes. He also enjoyed developing relationships in CMAN, the Christian Men’s Association Network. Mr. Reid was an active member of the Journey Church in Yulee.

In additions to his parents, he was preceded in death by an adopted daughter, Kira Harroll.

Denver is survived by his loving wife, Joni Hughes Reid of Fernandina Beach with whom he would have celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary on September 1st of this year.

He also leaves behind a sister, Mira Jo Dudley, life-long friend and cousin, Steve Carroll, son and daughter-in-law, David & Katie Reid of Carrollton, GA, and daughter and son-in-law Candace & Mickey Ivey as well as 5 grandchildren, Malachi Ivey, Abigail Reid, Benjamin Reid, Joseph Ivey, and Rosemary Reid, his brother-in-law Danny Hughes and his favorite niece, Chelsea Tillson.

Funeral services will be conducted on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Journey Church with Pastor Rick Lee and Rev. David Reid officiating.

He will be laid to rest in Bosque Bello Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Friday from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at Oxley Heard Funeral Home.




5 Condolences

  • Joni & Ken Posted August 30, 2017 10:16 am

    Joni, I’m so sorry, he fought a good battle , We can’t say he lost, but Jesus won. He will be soooo missed. Love you honey

  • Sue Markiw Posted August 30, 2017 2:57 pm

    Joni- whenever you see a butterfly, know that is Denver checking on you and giving you butterfly kisses. You have so many good memories from where to draw strength. Know WAC is always there for you

  • Barb Gingher Posted September 1, 2017 9:15 am

    Joni, Please accept my prayers for you and my hope you will find peace in your wonderful memories. You both fought the good fight and did so much for our community.

  • harold hahn Posted September 1, 2017 3:21 pm

    With deepest sympathy at your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless

  • Billy & Danny Wright Pogue Posted September 2, 2017 12:11 pm

    We know he fought a good fight but it was his time. Denver was our beloved friend. We have many memories to cherish.

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