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Donald W. Reid


Donald W. “Donnie” Reid, 53, of Chillicothe, crossed over to Heaven at 2:45 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2015, in the Adena Regional Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer.

He was born June 18, 1962, in Circleville, to Walter and Virginia Monroe Reid.

Surviving are former wives, Paula Evans Canter and Linda Hughes Reid; children, Tiffany K. Reid, Jeremy W. Reid, Jason W. Reid, Makayla D. Reid, Charlie (Desiree) Welch and Jennifer (Robbie) Rutter; grandchildren, Caden, Emma, Trevor, Haden, Robbie “Peanut” and Owen; brothers, Cecil W. (Sylvia) Reid, Carl (Helen Louise) Reid, Charles (Betty) Reid and Harry (Delores) Reid; friends and caregivers, with whom he lived, Luther and Patty Malone; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was predeceased by a brother, Larry Reid; and a sister, Martha Smith.

Donnie sang and traveled with many gospel groups. He sang gospel music since he was a kid. Lesley Allen taught him to play guitar. There are not too many instruments that he cannot play. Donnie attended Open Door Ministries.

Funeral services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday, July 25, 2015, in Chillicothe I.P.C.C., 375 S. Watt St., Chillicothe, with Patty Malone officiating. Burial will follow in Chestnut Grove Cemetery in Vinton County. Friend may call at the church from 11 a.m. until the time of the service on Saturday.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Ware Funeral Home. You may sign his online register at www.warefh.com.

This article originally appeared on The Pickaway News Journal