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James Harold Reid

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James Harold Reid passed away at his home surrounded by his family on October 5, 2021. He was 67 years old. Please take a moment and share a kind thought or memory with James’ family at www.andersonbethany.com.

He was a very compassionate and loving person who loved to be around his family. He loved to work on cars and build motorcycles. He enjoyed riding his bike and feeling the wind against his face. He enjoyed taking his children and grandchildren for rides on his bike.

He will be truly missed by all who loved him.

James Harold Reid was born on September 20, 1954, in Roswell, NM, to James Oscar and Mary Evelyn Reid. He had 3 sisters.

Preceding James in death are his parents: James Oscar Reid and Mary Evelyn Smith-Reid; two sisters: Julie Casey and Carolyn Tarvin; daughter, Amber Renee Reid; and his nephew, Jacob Lee Casey.

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James is survived by his significant other, Donna Reid of 40 years; daughter, Tiffany Anne Sutherland (John); sister, Betty Morgan; as well as his beloved dogs: Boss and Gucci, with whom they would share an oatmeal cookie every morning while he drank his coffee.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, in with whom he loved dearly and treated them all equally: Aubreyanna Marie Reid and her friend Jacob Nasrallah, Johnny Lee James Melton (Jr.), Robbie James Adams, Gabril Valentine Melton, Jonathan Andrew Lucas Sutherland, Michael Christopher Thomas, Xavier Andrew Scott Sutherland, and Justin Thomas Jones.

He is also survived by his nieces: Darlene Morgan, Vivian Brisco and her three children Eric, Roxy and Lori; Deborah Melancon and her two sons Randy and Rick; and one nephew Larry Tarvin (Linda) and his three children: Amanda, Larry Jr and Marissa.

The family would like to thank Kindred Hospice for all their support and assistance during the last 3 weeks of his life. His nurses Maureen and Roberta, the health aids Lynette and Stacy and Tim the chaplain.

James’ family will plan a memorial dinner to honor his wishes at a later date.

James’ tribute was written in his honor by his family.

Biker’s Prayer

Dear God, as I begin the ride today,
Watch over me along the way,
Help me to do my very best,
To complete this ride with all the rest;
Yet in this race of life I know,
I’ve made mistakes and stumbled so,
But because of Christ’s great love for me,
His death on the cross has set me free!
So as I continue along the way,
help me to live the Christ-like way,
Though I’m not perfect by any means,
with JESUS CHRIST I’m on the winning team.
AMEN!

My Dad

A father’s touch, a Daddy’s kiss,
A grieving Daughter, the Dad I will always miss,
An empty house, an empty chair,
A father’s love, no longer there,
A broken heart, tear filed eye,
Another soul in the sky,
The times we shared,
The laughs we had,
Things I miss when I think of MY DAD,

In Memory Of A Special Dad

I’m holding back the tears today, remembering anew
those wonderful and precious years spent happily with you
And I can’t think of anything I wouldn’t give, to see
that loveable familiar face that meant so much to me
Just to spend a day with you and laugh with you again
for since you’ve been gone, Dad life’s never been the same

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