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W. Allan Reid, age 79 of Amanda, passed away Friday, April 17, 2020 at his residence. He was born October 17, 1940 in Lancaster, son of the late Wayne E. and Leota (Helber) Reid. He worked for Anchor Hocking as a machinist before his farming career of 56 years with Rufff’s Seed Farms. Allan actually traveled to Saudi Arabia where he taught them how to plant and grow soy beans. He served two terms as a Fairfield County Commissioner, served on the Board of Elections and was also a longtime Amanda Township Trustee where he served as a volunteer member of the Amanda Emergency Squad. He was a member of the Amanda Lions Club, the Lancaster Boat Club, the Canal Winchester/Carroll Young Farmers and had been very active through the years as an Amanda Clearkcreek Athletic Booster.
He is survived by his wife, Gloria (Pfaff) Reid; children, Debra (Frank) Cox, of Amanda, Brett “Mooch” (Susan) Reid, of Amanda, and Craig (Ericka) Reid, of Granville; step sons, Jeff (Randi) Wood, of Carroll and Jason (Angie) Wood, of New Albany; grandchildren, Eric (Amy) Cox, Courtney Cox, Alex (Brittany) Reid, Austin (Heather) Reid, Audra Reid, Cole and Elle Reid, Brennan and Lauren Wood, and Derrick and Drew Wood; 11 great grandchildren; sister, Mary Anne (Allen) Thrush, of Lancaster; niece, Stacy (Denny) Bender; nephew, Jason (Katie) Thrush; step mother, Beth Reid Murphy; mother in law, Margaret Pfaff. Preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Linda (Ruff) Reid.
In light of the Coronavirus restrictions, a graveside service will be conducted at Amanda Township Cemetery under the direction of Taylor-Theller Funeral Home, Amanda.
Friends may make memorial contributions to FairHoPe Hospice, 282 Sells Rd., Lancaster, OH 43130.
Condolences may be made at www.mytaylorfuneralhome.com.
So sorry for your loss!! praying for your whole family!! Rob and Tammy Adams
Rob & Tammy Adams Apr 22 2020 12:00 AM
Frank, Debbie, Courtney, Alex, Austin, Heather & Family,
May you find comfort in the loving memories you share. Thoughts and prayers,
Melissa Singleton Apr 21 2020 12:00 AM
Enjoyed working with Allan on Ruff Seed Farm matters for many years.
He will be missed. Our sincere condolences to the Reid family.
Jeff Vandervoort Apr 21 2020 12:00 AM
we are so sorry for your loss
Barry and Shelley Russell
Barry and Shelley Russell Apr 21 2020 12:00 AM
Gloria, Deb, Mooch and Craig;
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Allan will be greatly missed.
Deb Julian Apr 21 2020 12:00 AM
We are very sorry for your loss Gloria, you and your family will be in our prayers.
Lois & Dean King Apr 20 2020 12:00 AM
Debbie, Mooch, and Craig, so very sorry for your loss. Sending prayers for you and your family
Chip and Carrie Elder Apr 20 2020 12:00 AM
Debbie Mooch and Craig, my deepest sympathy to you and your families on your dad's passing. Sending much love and prayers.
Debbie Gobel Apr 19 2020 12:00 AM
OUR COMDOLENCES TO ALL OF ALLAN'S FAMILY AND FRIENDS.
JIM & MADONNA KETCHAM Apr 19 2020 12:00 AM
So sorry to hear of your loss Gloria - we always enjoyed Allan and your friendship Sincerely Judy and Dave
Dave and Judy Kieffer Apr 19 2020 12:00 AM