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Cecil Reid

December 24, 1927 ~ June 12, 2020 (age 92)

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     Cecil Reid, age 92, of Forest City, passed away Friday, June 12, 2020 at his residence.

     Cecil was born December 24, 1927 in Sarles, North Dakota to the late Charles Reid and Nellie Walker Reid. He was a graduate of Cando High School, class of 1945 and received a bachelor’s degree from the University of North Dakota. Cecil served his country in the U.S. Army following the end of World War II. He and his late wife owned and operated the Carolina Business Services of Spindale for thirty-three years. Cecil was an avid golfer and had the distinction of making four “holes in one” during his lifetime. He was a faithful member of Cornerstone Baptist Church in Mooresboro. Cecil was a kind and generous man who desired to be God’s hand in helping others. He was the heart of his family and will be missed by all who knew him.  

       In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife of sixty-six years, Rosalie “Lee” Wisler Reid; a daughter, Debra Eileen Reid; great-grandson, Logan Shahan; a son-in-law, Woody Shahan; two sisters and six brothers.

         Survivors include his loving daughters, Sandra Shahan of Spindale, and Jody Heffernan (Dale) of Wichita, KS; brother, Raymon Reid of Chinook, Montana.  He is also survived by eight grandchildren, Robert Shahan (Jessica), Melissa Hutchins (Matt), Stephen Shahan (Christina), Rebecca Godby (Kenneth), Ben Heffernan (Elizabeth), Abigail Townsend (Jared), Marcus Heffernan (Olivia) and Candace Stevenson (Aaron). He is also survived by twenty great-grandchildren.

       The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 at the Harrelson Funeral Chapel with Pastor Bo Wagner, and Pastor Jim Davidson officiating. Interment will follow in Rutherford County Memorial Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

       Memorial donations are requested to Cornerstone Baptist Church, P.O. Box 256, Mooresboro, NC or to the East Rutherford High School Sports Program, P.O. Box 668, Forest City, NC 28043.


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June 16, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Harrelson Funeral and Cremation Funeral Service

Funeral Service
June 17, 2020

1:00 PM
Harrelson Funeral Chapel (Forest City, NC, US Hwy 221A Forest City)


Cornerstone Baptist Church
P.O. Box 256, Mooresboro, NC NC 28114

East Rutherford High School Sports Program
P.O. Box 668, Forest City NC 28043

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