Samuel Andrew Reid was the firstborn to the late Andrew and Lois Reid. He was born on August 7, 1931 in Portsmouth, Virginia. He was educated in the Portsmouth Public Schools. Samuel was in the United Marine Corp and the United States Air Force. He worked for the Pennsylvania Steel Mill for seventeen years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge while living in the Trenton, New Jersey. After returning to Portsmouth, Samuel became a member
of the Portsmouth Fisherman Sports Club for ten years.
Besides his parents, he was predeceased by three sisters; Odessa Reid, Brenda Reid Green and Phyllis Reid. He is survived by one daughter; Valerie A. Reid of Portsmouth, VA; one son, Gary T. Reid of High Point, NC; three brothers; Clayton Reid (Johnnie) of Virginia Beach, VA, Deacon Ronald Reid (Linda) of Chesapeake, VA, Brent Reid of Portsmouth, VA; four sisters, Laverne Jernigan (Isaac)of Portsmouth, VA, Roma Murray of Suffolk, VA, Lois Stokes of Charleston, SC, and Constance Reid of Portsmouth, VA; three grandchildren, ten great grandchildren, two great great grandchildren, one uncle and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.