Norman “Bo” M. Reid

Our beloved father, Norman “Bo” M. Reid, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, returned to his father in heaven on Tuesday, October 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 shuffle board 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.
Service was held Saturday, October 5, 2019, at Wilson Funeral Home in Monticello. Graveside Service followed at Carmel Baptist Church Cemetery.
He was born June 28, 1929, in Brookhaven. 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 and Tommy Earl Reid, and Evadale 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.