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Gilbert J. "Joe" Reid Jr., 63, of Traverse City, passed away at his home on Dec. 23, 2017.
Joe was born on March 9, 1954 in Traverse City, to the late Gilbert and Virginia L. Reid. Joe was the youngest of five children. He graduated from Traverse City High School in 1973. He was employed by Reid Brothers Electric and was a talented electrician. Gilbert "Joe" was a caring father and will especially be remembered as a wonderful grandfather.
Joe is survived by his siblings, Paul, Dean (Mary), and Mary (Dennis) Chappel; daughter, Rebecca; and son, Joseph G. Reid; grandchildren, Destyne, Dylan, Robert, Shaylin, Mikhaela, Erin, Kylie and Zoey; and his former wife and good friend, Jean Chavalia.
Gilbert was preceded in death by his son, Benjamin; brother, Richard; and his parents.
The memorial service will be held at First Christian Church on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 at 1 p.m.
Memorial contributions may be directed to his grandchildren, c/o Mary Chappel, PO Box 146, Mayfield, MI 49666.
Please visit www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your memories with the family.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on December 28, 2017
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