Richard Sealy Reid, 87, of Brownwood, went to be with his Lord, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. Services for Richard will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Grace Lutheran Church in Brownwood. Interment will follow at Eastland Cemetery.

Richard Sealy Reid was born in Santa Anna on Sept. 28, 1931 to Albert and Elsie Reid. Richard graduated high school in Goldthwaite, class of 1948. Richard join the U.S. Navy and served in the Korean War. He was a survivor of the USS Pledge ship that was sank off the shore of Korea.

Richard married the love of his life, Nelda Stahnke while on leave in Dec. 22, 1951. Their union was blessed with two wonderful children and several grandchildren. Richard worked for El Paso Natural Gas Company for 33 years retiring in 1985. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church for 34 years and served as treasurer and financial secretary of the church. He donated his time and enjoyed his work with Meals on wheels for 20 years. Richard enjoyed being involved with the church and ministries that touched his heart. His heart belonged to his Lord and to his family.

Richard is survived by his beloved wife, Nelda Reid; son, Stephen G. and wife May Leng Reid of Katy; daughter, Linda Reid and husband Larry Peppins of Livonia, Michigan; two sisters, Vivian Reid and Doris Willabeth Reid; five grandchildren: Ellen Reid Adams, Richard Reid, Stephen Peppins, David Peppins, Bethany Peppins Shatara; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and friends.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Doyle Reid; and a sister, Ramona Reid.