George W. Reid
George W. Reid, 78, Beaver Dam, a former Stevens Point
resident and brother of a Plover woman, died Tuesday, March 1, 2016, at Hospice
Home of Hope of Fond du Lac in Fond du Lac.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, March 4,
at Calvary Baptist Church in Watertown, with the Rev. Dr. Robert J. Loggans
presiding. Burial will be at Meehan Cemetery in Plover Monday, March 21.
Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. Friday until
Mr. Reid was born in 1937, in Chicago, Ill., a son of the
late George and Elizabeth “Betty” (Fox) Reid. At the age of 6, he moved to
Wisconsin with his mother and attended various schools. He graduated from P.J.
Jacobs High School in Stevens Point.
He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force. After initial training,
he was stationed in Germany for three years. After a 2-1/2-year break in
service, he re-enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to Alaska.
He was married to Harriet H. Slack Aug. 1, 1964. After 46
years of marriage, she died Oct. 27, 2010.
Upon leaving Alaska, he had a short stay stateside before
being sent to Vietnam. Upon returning from Vietnam, he was assigned as an
instructor at Fort Jackson, SC. In July 1968, he was assigned as an Army
recruiter in Watertown, where he spent over 11 years until his retirement.
He was married to Betty R. Canty of Lansing, Mich., July 30,
Survivors include his wife, Betty; two sons, Matthew (Tracy)
Reid, Fort Atkinson, and Peter (Kim) Reid, Watertown; two sisters, Sharon Brown,
Davenport, Iowa, and Marilyn (Fred) Ellis, Plover; one brother, James E. Reid,
Kansasville; and two granddaughters.
He was also preceded in death by two
sisters, Barbara Finley and Carol Lacen.