Eudora

John W. “Bill” Reid, 94, passed away Thursday, May 16, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital-DeSoto. He was born in New Albany to the late Thomas Emmett Reid and Lena Mae Spears Reid and moved with his family to Eudora in DeSoto County as a boy. He was a WW II veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy Seabees in Guam, Philippines, Solomon and Green Islands, and China. He was a member of Eudora First Baptist Church. He was retired from Texas Gas Transmission Company of Lake Cormorant and enjoyed gardening and working jigsaw puzzles. He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 63 years, Eva Dees Reid and a sister, Mary Frances Gable. He leaves behind to cherish his memory, three daughters, Teresa Wilcox (Mack) of Southaven, Mary Pickens (Rick) and Cindy Fiveash (Floyd) of Olive Branch; two brothers, James Thomas Reid (Dee) of Snow Lake Shores and Charles Howard Reid (Bonnie) of Nesbit. Pawpaw will be missed dearly by his grandchildren, Angie Simpson (Patrick), Ben Wilcox, Sarah Fiveash, John Fiveash, and Collin Simpson. The family will receive friends from 2 until 3 p.m. Sunday at Hernando Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 3 p.m. Sunday at Hernando Funeral Home Chapel, officiated by Dr. Bill Britton. Interment will follow in Eudora Cemetery.