William Gordon Reid

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WILLIAM GORDON REID ASHEVILLE – William Gordon Reid, 60, of Asheville, died on Sunday, March 6, 2011, at his home. A native of Buncombe Co., he was a son of the late William M. and Margaret Pinkston Reid. Mr. Reid graduated from Asheville High School in 1969, and then attended U.S.C. He was a set designer with Golf Associates. He was also a blues music guitarist, playing in NC, SC, particularly in Myrtle Beach Hotels. He was a member of St. George's Episcopal Church. He is survived by a brother, Charles "Joe" Reid and his wife Sherrie; nephews William Joseph Reid and wife Emily, and Daniel Patrick Reid and wife Ella. A private memorial service will be held at a later date.

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  1. Joe, Sherrie, Willie, and Danny,

    Words cannot describe the feelings that I’ve had since Woody called me and told me what happened. I am so sorry for you…my deepest thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope that Billy has escaped the demons that have been haunting him the last few years and that the Lord will have mercy on his soul and comfort you during this most difficult time. Please call me if there is anything that I can do to ease the pain. I Love You All, Scott

  2. I want you to know how sorry I am, my thoughts and prayers are with you. I think I speak for everyone at Battery Park that Billy will truly be missed. If I can help in anyway please feel free to call me anytime.

  3. Joe and Sherrie, I am so sorry for your loss. Billy always had something nice to say and a big hug when he’d come by work. He will be missed.

  4. Joe & Sherry…. I am so very sorry for your loss, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the family.

  5. Billy was a great neighbor – always friendly, willing to take a little time to chat, ready and able to listen with caring concern. His love and laughter – along with his wonderful little dog, Zorro – brightened the lives of all of us who lived with him on the twelfth floor. I will miss him greatly. May fond memories and shared love come to fill the gaping hole grief has left in the hearts and souls of all who loved Billy.

  6. Joe and Sherry and the rest of the family, my prayers and thoughts go out to each and every one of you. He will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.

  7. Dear Joe, Sherry, Will & Danny,
    I pray the Lord will bring you peace at this so sad a time. Billy, we love you and miss you brother.

  8. Joe, I am so sorry to hear that Billy has passed on.
    I have so many happy memories of the Reid family.
    My sympathy to you and your family. Jim

  9. Dear Joe, you probably do not remember me–Bill and I were roommates for awhile in Charlotte while going to Central Piedmont community college. You and Eddie did visit on occasion. I have fond memories of Bill-playing the guitar up into the wee hours. I do not know how Bill passed, but I just wanted you to know that I remember Bill fondly, and I pray for the repose of his soul, and for comfort and peace for you and your famuly. From an old friend, Bob

  10. Dear Joe and Sherrie, you are in my thoughts and prayers during your time of loss. The smile that was always on Billie’s face will be truly missed. May the Lord be with you at this time & truly comfort you. Bless you both and your family…Debby

  11. I got to know Billy when he was a resident at Bear Creek. He would stop by the office with his guitar and sing to us. Back then he had Toby, and we would all sit around and chat. Billy was a sweet and gentle man full of love. The staff at Bear Creek are very sorry to hear he has passed on. We wanted to offer our condolences and our hopes that Billy is at peace now. He will live on in our memories.

  12. Joe Sherry Will Danny,We just heard about Bills passing. We want you to know that you all will be in our prayers and thoughts and if there is any thing we can do to help, please call us.Rest in Peace Walt you deserve it.

  13. Billy and Joe Reid were among my first true brothers. We grew up together and eventually grew apart, but Billy and Joe will always be in my heart. I’ll play a tune in memory of ‘Billy the Kid’ every time I pick up my guitar.

  14. Reid family, I have many fond memories of Billy. My heart and prayers are with you all.
    Much love, Jean Cogburn

  15. He called and played the new song he wrote over the phone last sun and we made plans for lunch. It was good brother.God loves r.i.p

  16. Joe, Sherrie, Will & Danny

    I am so sorry to hear of Billy’s passing. Have a lot of good memories of times spent together. My prayers are with you.

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