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Reid, Bruce Eugene

Reid, Bruce Eugene

August 16, 1951 — September 9, 2019

Bruce E. Reid, age 68, passed into the arms of Jesus on September 9, 2019.

Bruce was born August 16, 1951, in Conway, Arkansas, to Archie W. Reid and Mary Ella Fuller. Bruce accepted Christ as his Savior at an early age and was baptized at Metropolitan Missionary Baptist Church. He was educated in the Kansas City Missouri School District and attended Manual High School Class of 1969.

Bruce became a member of Southgate 101 Lodge FAM PHA March 6, 1977. Bruce gained employment by BNSF Railroad in September 1970 until his retirement in 2005 after 35 years.

He met and married his high school sweetheart; the love of his life, Camelia Yvonne Goss. To this union, two children were born: LaKeisha Y. Reid and Bruce E. Reid, Jr. Bruce was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, son-in-law, brother-in-law and friend. He always had a smile on his face. God knows the deep love he had for his family. God was always first in his life, then his family.

Bruce loved to read. He was a brilliant man of great wisdom, knowledge, faith and understanding. His dad, Archie W. Reid, instilled those qualities. He was a tremendous storyteller, often recalling his past experiences in order to try and help others.  He was a man that family, friends and even strangers saw as a resource because of his knowledge and character. Everyone would always say, “Call Bruce and ask him! He will have your answer.”

Bruce’s love for the sport of boxing began in his teenage years. He would attend boxing events with his father-in-law, brother-in-law and his friends back in the 80’s and 90’s. Then when his son got older they both became aficionados traveling together to boxing events. Bruce saved every newspaper clipping of all the boxing legends. His notebook is one for the archives!

He also enjoyed detailing his automobile and listening to music.

He was preceded in death by both of his parents; brothers: Ronald J. Reid, Myron Reid; and his nephew, Ron Dale Reid.

He leaves to cherish his memory: his loving wife of 48 years, Camelia (Goss) Reid; his son and daughter-in-law, Bruce Jr. and Jennifer Reid; daughter, LaKeisha Reid; grandson, JuWan Moore; granddaughters: Alyssa, and Madison; and great granddaughter, Aniyah; brother; Paul Reid of Conway AR; sisters and their spouses: Carolyn and Alfred Hoskins, of Conway, AR, Mary and Steve Halliburton, of Lake of the Ozarks, MO, Pamela Fuller of Maumelle, AR, and Monica and Columbus Harper of Mayflower, AR (Special love from sister one to three); mother-in-law, Barbara Scott of Kansas City, MO; brothers-in-law: John and Iris Goss, of Missouri City, TX, James Scott, of Kansas City, MO, Jeffrey Scott, of Kansas City, MO, Charles Scott, of Kansas City, MO, Jerome and Monica Scott, of Kansas City, MO; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and many additional loving relatives and friends including his BNSF Railroad work family, and all of his fantastic neighbors.

Visitation will begin at 9:30am on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Memorial Church International, 11424 Hickman Mills Drive, Kansas City, MO, 64134. Homegoing Celebration will begin at 11am, with Bishop Larry B. Aiken officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Park Lawn Funeral Home (816)523-1234. Faxed condolences may be directed to (816)523-2317.

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Bruce Eugene Reid, age 68, passed away September 9, 2019.

Visitation will begin at 9:30am on Saturday, September 21, 2019, at Memorial Church International, 11424 Hickman Mills Drive, Kansas City, MO, 64134. Homegoing Celebration will begin at 11am, with Bishop Larry B. Aiken officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery.

Arrangements entrusted to Park Lawn Funeral Home (816)523-1234. Faxed condolences may be directed to (816)523-2317.

 

Reid, Bruce Eugene's Guestbook

You will be truly missed. Thank you for showing what a true gentleman is. I will always remember your beautiful smile and kindness. Thank you From My Heart To Your Heart. Madeline

Madeline Garza

To the family of Mr. Bruce Reid we are sending our condolences in the loss of such a great man. We all knew Bruce and know that he will be dearly missed. May the love of God comfort you all during this difficult time. Love you Family, The White Family

Willie, Roy and the White Family KCMO

I did not know Mr Reid but I know his son. And with everything I know about Bruce and the kind of man that Bruce is should tell me everything that I need to know about his father. Both kind and loyal. Treats his family and friends like gold. Mr. Reid will truly be missed

Christopher and Claudene Cann

Dad I will miss you. Thank you for making me the man I am today and being such a great husband and father.. You will be forever missed. There will never be a day, I will stop thinking of you. Love you Dad. Bruce Jr.

Bruce Reid Jr

We submit our love and prayers to Camille and all of the family. Asking God to give you strength during this time and continue to cover and hold you in his arms.

Maria and Archie Hoskins and family

Thanks Bruce for giving me the guidance I so desperately needed as a young man. You’ll always be a treasured milepost on this blessed journey I’m on. Thanks Brother Bruce

Louis P Galindo

We only knew you for a short time, but it was immediately evident how great of a father, husband and man you were. Your legacy will live on for generations to come through your inredible family and everyone that had the privilege of knowing you.

Matt & Sonia Rowley

To the family, My deepest sympathies. My brother(Alvin Gunnels) loved him. The special kindness he showed me with my lost was a testimony to all the things you’ve shared in this obituary. I am praying for your peace and mercy from God.

Regina Mitchell

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