SKOWHEGAN - John Alfred Reid passed away in the afternoon of Sunday, June 15, 2014, at Cedar Ridge Nursing Center in Skowhegan. He was caring and devoted to his family and friends.
Mr. Reid was born in Fairfield, on May 25, 1921, and later attended schools in Fairfield. As a young man, he then joined the Civilian Conservation Corps and was very proud of the fact that he helped to construct carriage trails and roads along Cadillac Mountain in Bar Harbor. In 1942, Mr. Reid enlisted in the U.S. Navy and in 1943, served on the vessel USS LST 311 which was part of a fleet Flotilla in the Northwest African waters and also saw action in parts of Italy.
On returning to the states, John drove a truck for the L.H. Hoskins Co., worked as a mechanic for Curtis Oil, was a heavy equipment operator for H.E. Sargent Co., and from 1954 to 1968, drove a truck for Fox and Ginn.
He was a member of the teamsters as well as a member of the Elks Lodge. Mr. Reid enjoyed hunting, fishing and being in the outdoors.
Mr. Reid was predeceased by his mother, Laura Cummings Reid; his father, Joseph Reid; and by his brothers and sisters, Dean A. Reid, Herbert, Ruth, Thelma and Hazel; and his son, Dean F. Reid, who died in 2013.
John is survived by his longtime companion, Henrietta Juhl; his son, Charles Emery and wife Susan Emery; his daughter-in-law, Patricia Reid; and his two grandsons, Amos Reid and Jonathan Hale. Mr. Reid is also survived by many special nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Cedar Ridge and Somerset Rehabilitation Center for their kindness and caring.
A celebration of John Reid's Life will be held at a later date.
An online guest book may be signed and memories shared at www.lawrybrothers.com.
Arrangements are by Lawry Brothers Funeral Home, 107 Main St., Fairfield.