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Norman “Bo” M. Reid

Our beloved father Norman “Bo” M. Reid of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, returned to his father in heaven on Tuesday Oct 1, 2019, at the age of 90 after a brief illness.

He was a member of the VFW Post 3784 and a veteran of the Korean War where he was a sergeant in the US Army and served in three major battles — Old Baldy, Heartbreak Ridge and Bloody Ridge. He enjoyed playing shuffleboard and cards with his many friends at Ms. G’s Tavern. His family and friends referred to him as “The Man, the Myth, the Legend” because of his many life adventures. He had a sensational sense of humor and a gift of quick wit. He loved his family and country music.

Visitation and service will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, 2019, at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello, Mississippi, from 9 a.m. until service time at noon.

Graveside service will follow at Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery.

Mr. Reid was born June 28, 1929, in Brookhaven, Mississippi. He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Polly Wilson Reid King, parents Horace Estell and Maggie Hampton Reid, longtime companion Betty Wise, brothers Robert Clinton Reid, James Reid, Tommy Earl Reid, Eva-dale Davis and Rachel Pate.

He is survived by his children, Brenda Reid, Robert Reid, Ramona (John) Roberts and Jeff (Lisa) Reid; grandchildren, Bobby (Laurel) Longmire, Angela (KJ) Macaluso, Brittany (Jordan) Reid, Jessica (Hyrum) Smith, John Henry (Hailey) Roberts, Megan Reid and Chris Reid; eight great-grandchildren; and two sisters, Evelyn Porter and Loretta Callender.

The family wants to thank all the nurses and staff at Ochsner Medical Center O’Neal Lane for all the care and compassion that was given.

Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello is in charge of arrangements.