David Vernon Reid

David Vernon Reid

David Verlon Reid, 71, earned his wings on March 27th, 2024 in Jacksonville, Florida surrounded by his family.  He was born to Percy and Mary Helen Reid and raised in Jacksonville.  He was a 1970 graduate of Ribault Senior High School where he played football and was a photographer for the yearbook.

In 1978, he married Coretta “Corkie” Payne of Jacksonville.  The couple did wedding photography and made stained glass before settling in Callahan in 1982.  They welcomed their daughter in 1993.  David was an avid experimental aircraft aviator, scuba diver and Ham radio operator “N4ZUU … signing off”.  He is preceded in death by his parents; and a sister Susan Reid Willwerth.

David is survived by his wife Corkie Reid; his daughter Mary (Kerk) Reid Roberts; granddaughter Ashley; and many extended family members and friends.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 am, Saturday, April 13th at Evergreen Cemetery, 4535 Main Street, Jacksonville, Florida 32207.  Visitation will be held from 10 – 11:00 am in the Evergreen Chapel, located at the base of the bell tower on the grounds of Evergreen Cemetery.  Arrangements are under the direction and care of Evergreen Funeral Home – (904) 353-3649.

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  • Mary Posted April 14, 2024 1:09 pm

    We love you! Fly high, daddy! 🛩❤️

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