Jerry Reid

Jerry Reid

Horace “Jerry” Gates Reid, Jr., 86 of 121 Dances Bay Trail, Elizabeth City, NC died Monday, February 24, 2014 at his residence.  Born in Nixonton, he was the son of the late Horace Gates Reid, Sr., and Maude Stanton Reid and the husband of Etheleen Belch Reid of the home.  He graduated from Weeksville High School and attended Davidson College.  He was a member of First United Methodist Church, a lifelong farmer and enjoyed living on Little River.  He will be greatly missed.

Besides his wife he is survived by two daughters, Jerri Anne Cooper and husband Gusty of King George, VA and Virginia Kaye Poole of Elizabeth City, NC; a son, David Reid of Kill Devil Hills, NC; a sister, Alise Irvin of Elizabeth City, NC; six grandchildren, Jeremy Cooper and wife Brandalee of Spotsylvania, VA, Zachary Cooper of Honolulu, HI, Emily Cooper of Richmond, VA, Christopher Poole of Creedmoor, NC, Douglas Poole of Newport News, VA, and Eddie Poole of Raleigh, NC.  He was pre-deceased by two sons, Douglas Gates Reid and an infant son; and brothers, Hythe “Pete” Reid and Walter Reid.  Special thanks to caregivers and doctors, especially Gwen Davis, Anitra Turner, Lara Wilson and Dr. Tan and his staff.

A memorial service will be Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joe Casteel officiating.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. and immediately after the service at the church.  At other times the family will be at the residence.  Memorial donations may be made to First UMC, 201 South Road Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 or one’s favorite charity.  Twiford Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is serving the Reid family.  You may express condolences to the family by visiting

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  1. Marshall & Jean Rogerson

    So sorry to hear of the loss of our friend. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  2. Bess Ward

    So sorry to read about Cousin Jerry, he was alway’s so kind and thoughtfull .

    My thought’s and prayer’s are with all of ya’ll at this very sad time .


    Bessie Reid Ward

  3. Mary Hoyt

    We are saddened to learn of the death of Jerry. We will miss him, especially his smile and laugh.
    Thoughts and prayers are with you all, especially Etheleen.
    Much love,
    Mary and Fred

  4. Mary Ann Aydlett

    Dear Jerri Anne and family,

    May God comfort you during this difficult time in your lives. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. With love……

  5. Lorna Hodge

    Kaye and Etheleen,
    I am very sorry for your lose. He was a great man and I am glad I had the priviledge of getting to know him…..

  6. Barbara Wiederecht

    To our dear friends, the Reid’s- we are so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. What started out as a beach friendship has enured through many years. We have so many wonderful memories of our times together and shared experiences. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all! Much love- Ralph & Jean Williams, Barb and David Wiederecht, Judy and Peter Reddy

  7. Cathy Buchanan

    Kaye and Family,

    So sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. Please accept our deepest condolences and know that our thoughts and prayers go out to you.

    Cathy Buchanan & Ricky Dowdy
    TCOM, LP

  8. Bernie Trevillian

    With deepest sympathy to the family. I have nothing but fond memories of Jerry and enjoyed all the years we had playing cards together.

  9. Bill and Marcia Oglesby

    Our dear friends…
    We have not seen you in many years now, but we have so many wonderful memories of time spent at the beach with you and, of course, Jerry. He was such a wonderful man with an infectious smile and an always sweet nature. We will miss him and wish we could be there to honor his life with you all on Thursday. We will be there in spirit. Know that we love you and are thinking of you!

  10. Anne & Joe Fowler

    Etheleen and Family, We are so sorry to hear of Jerry’s passing. We have fond memories of our time spent together. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Anne & Joe

  11. Teresa Marsh

    Etheleen, so sorry to hear about Jerry. I am glad that I had got to meet a great man such as him. He will be missed by a lot of people. He was a good man. Love you and thinking of you. :)

  12. Pam Sanders

    The service was very nice today. I just sat here and watched the video . . . .it brought back a lot of memories. I will miss Uncle Jerry and his smile.

  13. Connie G. Sloan

    Mr. Jerry will always be remembered by me as a kind and caring person. He will be missed. My prayers for peace and solace for his Dear Family.

  14. Dwight and Beverly Lewis

    Miss Etheleen, Jerri Anne, Virginia Kaye, and David,

    Our thoughts are with you and your family. Jerry was a special man and we have fond memories of his wonderful smile and buoyant spirit.

  15. Myra Luton Coghill

    Dear “Miss” Etheleen and family,
    Our thoughts are with you and the entire family during this difficult time. “Mr” Jerry and my father were such special men–hard working farmers who loved their families dearly and cherished their friends. It meant a lot to Kent and I that “Mr” Jerry came to Daddy’s funeral in Nov. 2012. I am sorry that we were not able to attend the funeral, but I will stop by for a visit the next time I am home. Kent and Douglas were such good friends–Kent still misses him. We hope that your special memories will give you and your family comfort and peace.
    Myra (Luton) and Dennis Coghill

  16. Ana

    I am so sorry for your loss. Although, I do not know your family personally, I would like to share some encouraging thoughts from the Bible. The Bible provides comfort during these difficult times. Revelation 21:3-4 states, And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. Very soon now, we will never experience losing our loved ones in death. May these words give you a new hope.

  17. Danna and Darren Saunders

    Ms. Etheleen and family,
    So sorry to hear of Mr. Jerry’s passing. I also thought so much of you both. The video brought back many good memories. You are in our prayers.

  18. Ginny McMullan

    Mrs Reid & Family,
    I am so sorry to just hear the very sad news of Mr Reid’s passing. I just had a phone call with Cam since this is the time of year that we were all together at Nags Head. I still cherish those special memories. Mr Reid was such a kind, thoughtful man, with an infectious smile. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I would like to think that the gang is together in Heaven sharing those wonderful memories of our times together at the beach.
    My sincerest sympathy,
    Ginny Mac

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