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Robert Ray Reid
Robert Ray Reid, (Bobby), 67, Newport News, passed away on December 8, 2021. Born December 20, 1953, Bobby attended Denbigh High School class of ’73. He retired as a nuclear pipefitter from Norfolk Naval Shipyard.
Bobby was fun-loving and always laughing. Whether he was the butt of the joke or making the joke he always made everyone laugh and smile at his antics. He loved fast cars and watching history documentaries.
There rarely wasn’t a problem he couldn’t research to find the answer to. His favorite pastime was torturing his wife of 47 years with ghost shows. “Why do they think they can travel to Italy and speak English to a 400- year-old ghost?”
Bobby was preceded in death by his parents James Reid and Lula Reid, his brother Harvey Reid, sisters Vernel Shortz, Laura Shepa, Carol Ertley, and nephew Richard Reid.
Survived by his wife, Cynthia Reid; son, Jonathan Reid (Brooke) his daughter Catherine Reid; many nieces and nephews he loved dearly, beloved in-laws, and his special grand fur-babies.
There will be a visitation starting 12:30 pm with a service to follow 2:00 pm Friday, December 17, 2021. Peninsula Funeral Home 11144 Warwick Blvd, Newport News, VA 23601
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations to the American Heart Association.