Ronald Ford Reid Sr., 82, of Mars Hill, passed away on October 19, 2018 at the Charles George VA Medical Center. He was born on March 11, 1936 in Clay County KY to Eliza and Ford Reid. Ronald graduated from Cumberland College, served proudly as a United States Marine and worked for the Ford Motor Company. He was also an avid antiques collector but his greatest passion was his family. He loved the time spent with his children and grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, Ronald is preceded in death by one sister, Mildred Anderson and one brother, Ralton Reid.
Left to cherish his memory is his daughters, Ronda (Rich) Nallenweg, Carrie Valle, Kimberly Wright and Eliza (Tony) Ball; son Ronald(Jonathon)Reid Jr.; nine grandsons, Heath Reid, Tyler Reid, Dakota Wright, Robbie (Chelsea) Nallenweg, Andrew Nallenweg, Rick Nallenweg, Austin Ball, Cale Ball And Kyle Ingle; two granddaughters, Chyanne Wright ,Kylee Ball and two great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind his brother, Rollie (Elsie) Reid; sister, Mona Dyer; a very special person in his life, who is also the mother of his children, Dorothy Fortenberry and her husband, Evon, with whom Ronald maintained a wonderful and close friendship. There are also many nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family and friends who will all miss him dearly.
Services will be held on Friday, October 26, 2018 at noon at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Charles George VA Valor Hospice in Asheville.
Arrangements entrusted to Asheville Mortuary Services.