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Allen J. Reid, Russell Springs, KY (1936-2015)

He was a retired self-employed salesman and a US Army Veteran, having served in the 101st Airborne. Allen was a former fishing guide at Lake Cumberland and an avid fisherman. He was a native of Illinois and a resident of Russell County, KY, at the time of his death. His wife of over 29 years, Phyllis Terry Reid, survives. He leaves five direct living descendants.
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Allen J. Reid, of Russell Springs, passed away on Saturday, April 25, 2015, at the Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center in Danville. He was 78.

Cremation rites have been honored by McKinney-Brown Funeral Home. There will be a Celebration of Life Ceremony held at a later date in June.

Allen J. Reid, Russell Springs, KY (1936-2015)
Born Sunday, December 20, 1936, in Madison Co., IL. He was a son of the late Cecil and Josephine Bontempo Reid. He died Saturday, April 25, 2015, in Danville, Boyle Co., KY, at the age of 78 years, 4 months, and five days.

He was a retired self-employed salesman and a US Army Veteran, having served in the 101st Airborne. Allen was a former fishing guide at Lake Cumberland and an avid fisherman.

Survivors include his dear wife, whom he married on September 10, 1985, Phyllis Terry Reid, and the following:
  • Sons: Allen (Anita) Reid of Houston, TX and Eric (Tammy) Reid of Lexington, KY

  • Three grandchildren: Derek, Rachel, and Trey

  • Sisters: Sandy Vincent and Dawn Angela, both of California

  • Father-in-law: Otis Terry of Dunnville, KY

  • Brothers-in-law: Phillip Terry of Cincinnati, OH; Danny (Anna) Terry and Dwight (Susan) Terry, both of Russell Springs, KY

  • Sister-in-law: Shirley Simpson of Dunnville, KY

  • and several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home, 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY, with online guestbook available at

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Allen J. Reid, Russell Springs, KY (1936-2015)

2015-04-28 - 752 Campbellsville Street, Liberty, KY - Photo from McKinney-Brown Funeral Home.

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