Local lineman dies during Hurricane Irma recovery efforts

- A lineman passed away while he was assisting in Hurricane Irma recovery efforts.

Scott Christopher Reid, Jr., 26, died on Sunday, September 17 in Fort Lauderdale where he was trying to restore power, according to his obituary on Ponger Kays Grady Funderal Homes. He fell from the fifth floor of a parking garage.

"Chris was an avid Gator fan, enjoyed fishing, riding four-wheelers, being a jokester and just having a good time, "said his obituary. "He loved line work and his job with T & D Solutions. Chris also loved spending time with his family, especially his daughters."

Reid was born on November 9, 1990 in Arcadia. His obituary says he is survived by his wife, Chelsea Reid, and daughters Meyan and Paisley Reid, of Sebring. His visitation will be held on Saturday at Fort Green Baptist Church in Bowling Green.

A GoFundMe account has been established to raise funds for his family, which can be found here. Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com.

 

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