Frederick Lunsford Jr. 'Col. Potter' Reid
1929 - 2012
Frederick Lunsford Jr. "Col. Potter" Reid, 82, of Mesa, AZ passed away on April 2, 2012. Born June 25, 1929 in Williamson, WV, he graduated from Fort Gay High School, obtained a Bachelor of Arts from Marshall University and a Masters of Business Administration from Syracuse University, and was a member of the Alumni Marshall Scholarship group. He was known to all as "Colonel Potter" because of his dedicated military service.
He retired after 24 years with the U.S. Army in 1974, and he then worked for 14 years as Assistant Director of Housing at Arizona State University. He is survived by his wife Jane Johnson; son Richard and wife Rebecca; daughter Catherine Burnett and husband Bruce; son Curtis and wife Dina; stepdaughters Debbie Richards and husband Philip and Marcia Fohs and husband Ron; stepson Mark Johnson and wife Kathryn; sister Dorothy Noe; brother in law Robert Nelson; nieces Loretta Noe and Karla Nelson Stallings; nephew Robert Nelson and wife Lisa; former spouse Barbara; 4 granddaughters: Ashley Reid, Alexandra Johnson, Brit Reid, and Camille Johnson; and 1 grandson, Reece Reid. He is preceded in death by his parents Frederick and Hazel; sister Lois Nelson; and son Frederick Lunsford Reid III.
Military honor services were held on Tuesday, April 10, at 3:00 PM in the Valley Presbyterian Church Chapel, 6947 East McDonald Drive, Scottsdale. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in memory of Frederick Lunsford Reid III to: Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Road, 2nd floor, Bethesda, Maryland 20814.