David Curtis "Red" Reams
Waynesville — David Curtis “Red” Reams, Sr., 86, went home to be with the Lord on Friday, Aug. 23, 2013, following a prolonged illness. As he entered Heaven, he was surrounded by his loving family and friends.
Born on June 26, 1927, he was a native of Greenville, Madison County, Florida. A veteran of World War II, Mr. Reams was a member of the Navy’s Seabees, receiving his honorable discharge on Aug.17, 1946. Following his service, he worked in various businesses, retiring from Standard Feed Co. and The American Freight Co., both in Jacksonville, Florida. In the 1950-1960’s he was the chaplain for the Madison, Florida Elks Lodge and a member of the Madison Masonic Lodge.
Preceding Mr. Reams in death are his parents, Albert Porter Reams and Nonie Belle Woodard Reams, Madison, Florida; his sister, Mary Louise Horne; and a brother, Robert Austin Reams.
Mr. Reams is survived by his wife of 61 years and caregiver, Corrine Brooks Reams; two daughters, Lynn Marie Bridges (Charlie) of Dalton, Georgia, and Mary Gayle Acorn (John) of Waynesville; two sons, David Reams, Jr. of Jacksonville, Florida, and James Reams of Waynesville; four grandchildren, JB Acorn, Waynesville, Kalyn and Justin Bridges, Dalton, Georgia, and Edward Curtis Reams, Phoenix, Arizona; and one brother, James Fred Reams, 92, of Crescent City, Florida, as well as many loving nieces and nephews.
Mr. Reams was a faithful Christian. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church, Waynesville. At First Baptist, Waynesville, he was an active participant in the Senior Adult 1 Men’s Sunday School Class until illness prevented his attendance. He served as an ordained deacon and years of service at Terry Parker Baptist Church, Jacksonville, Florida.
A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, in Chapel of First Baptist Church of Waynesville with the Revs. Dr. Robert Prince and Dr. Charlie Bridges officiating. A private inurnment will be held at a later date in Garrett-Hillcrest Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the Building Fund of First Baptist Church of Waynesville, at 100 S. Main St., Waynesville, NC 28786 or Medwest Hospice at 127 Sunset Ridge Road, Clyde NC 28721.
A message of comfort may be left to the family and a guest registry may be signed at www.garrettfuneralsandcremations.com