Dave Reid, 69, longtime resident of Middleburg, Florida passed peacefully in Haven Hospice on September 5,2022. Mr. Reid was a devoted family man and dedicated sailor in the US Navy.
Born in Starke, Florida on September 27, 1952, Dave was the sixth of nine children to James Joseph Reid and Myrtle Shaftoe Jordan, formerly of Jacksonville, Florida.
He attended Paxon High School and was a member of the Class of 1971. In high school Dave was part of the Vietnam delayed entry program, immediately joining the US Navy after graduation. He was our hero and protector, as well as yours, having served 23 and a half years of dedicated service to the US Navy. He retired as a Petty Officer Boatswain’s Mate 1st Class serving on numerous ships including the USS Saratoga, the USS Paul, the USS Yosemite, the USS Brumby, and the USS Harwood.
Dave married the love of his life, Carol Ann Shuman (Middleburg, FL) on March 15, 1975. They were married for 47 years and had two children, Jacob Paul Reid and Lisa Ann Reid (Mrs. James P. Berglund). He was “Papa” to four grandchildren, Jessica Kay Reid, Lianne Faith Reid, James Reid Berglund, and Henry Vann Berglund, and he was expecting his first great-grandchild this October.
Dave is survived by his wife, children, grandchildren, 4 sisters, and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws. He is preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters, and 2 brothers. A memorial gathering celebrating his life is planned for Sunday, September 25, 2022 between 2:00pm and 5:00pm at The Kiwita Nature Center, 3107 Camp Chowenwaw Road, Green Cove Springs, Florida, 32043.
Randall H. Wilsey
Randall H. Wilsey, 70, of Orange Park, Florida, passed away on September 13, 2022.
He is preceded in death by his daughter, Heidi McGuire Price and his parents, Hubert Wilsey and Nellie Wilsey Smith.
Randall is survived by his wife, Leigh; stepchildren, Brannon Lewis (Jimmy), Ian Holman (Carrie); grandson, Rian Holman; sisters, Brenda Yonge and Gaye Howell and many nieces and nephews.
As a graduate of Andrew Jackson High School, the younger Randy loved surfing the Jetties off Jax Beach. He later earned a BA in Psychology from UNF and a Master of Arts in Educational Administration from Nova Southeastern University. He met many lifelong friends while working as Assistant Principal for Community Relations at John Gorrie Junior High School.
Following his passion for landscaping, he went on to earn a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Florida in Gainesville. Following graduation, he worked for two years as a Manager and Buyer for Outside Garden for Home Depot.
In 1995, Randall opened Southern Gates Greenery, a design-build landscape business. He was known for his knowledge of plant material, his understanding of drainage and his creativity, which allowed him to design beautiful landscapes in Orange Park and the greater Jacksonville area. Randall later expanded his business to include low voltage lighting and changed the company to Randall Wilsey LLC, a design-build landscape and lighting company.
Randall was creative with a good eye. He took wonderful, natural light photographs and was a master at sketching. This led him to begin to paint on canvas. He enjoyed painting with friends, attending Art Guild gatherings, and art exhibitions.
Like his painting style, Randall’s personality was strong in communication and letting you know his love for you. His feelings were rarely hidden. Randall shared his heart like he shared plants with friends and family. He nurtured so many people and animals with his sparkling smile, infectious laugh, and warm hugs. He will be missed.
Randall’s family and friends will celebrate his life at a memorial service on Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm at Aaron and Burney Bivens Funeral Home, 529 Kingsley Avenue, Orange Park, FL 32073.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Clay County Humane Society, 2230 Filmore St, Orange Park, FL 32065 or honor Randall by adopting a homeless pet.
Mr. William Lafayette
Mr. William Lafayette “Bill” Jameson of Orange Park, FL., beloved husband and father, went home to his Heavenly Father on September 13, 2022 at the age of 93 years. He was born September 30, 1928 in Carey, GA., to the late Edward Earl Jameson and Sallie L. Smith Jameson.
He was a 1947 graduate of the Lanier High School for Boys in Macon, GA. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Business Administration from Mercer University in Macon, GA., in 1951. Bill achieved the rank of Captain in the US Marine Corps and served his country during the Korean War as a Supply Officer for the Third Marine Air Wing stationed in Puerto Rico. On September 1, 1951, he married Sylvia Byrd from Macon, GA., and they started a family together and a life’s adventure that would span 71 years and 9 cities.
His strong work ethic was developed early in life as he began continuous employment of some form from the age of nine years old. He was always appreciative of the mentorship he received from his employers as he journeyed to adulthood and strove to exemplify their kindness to those who were in his employ throughout his own career. In 1951 he began a 38-year career with Sears Roebuck in Macon, GA., ultimately retiring in 1989 after 14 years as the Sears Orange Park Mall store manager.
Bill supported his community through his volunteer efforts with the Orange Park Hospital, the Clay County Fair and the Salvation Army. His long-time membership in the Rotary Club and its activities and charities, was an important part of his life and he supported it through his participation and attendance.
A man of deep faith and a lifelong Christian, he helped start a mission Baptist church in the Orange Park, FL. area. An ordained deacon in the Baptist Church, he belonged to and served churches in numerous towns in Georgia and Florida as he followed his Sears career path.
He loved the game of golf, playing with the same golf buddies for many years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son-in-law Barry Cooper.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his beloved wife, Sylvia Jameson; daughters, Kathy Marie Tyler and son– in– law Philip of Auburn, AL., and Linda Jane Cooper of Villa Rica, GA.; son, William Mark Jameson of Orange Park, FL.; four adored grandchildren, Emily Tyler Bacon (Sam) of Atlanta, GA. and Laura Tyler Strother (Kenny) of Auburn, AL., Kristin Leigh Cooper of Savannah, GA. and Jonathan Barrett Cooper of Atlanta, GA.; five cherished great-grandchildren, Tyler, Addie and Piper Bacon and William and Jackson Strother; many dear and loved extended family members, and his numerous personal and professional friends.
Visitation was held at 10:00 a.m., September 19, 2022 at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home in Orange Park, FL. A memorial service was held September 19, 2022 at Jacksonville Memory Gardens Cemetery and Funeral Home in Orange Park, FL. at 11:00 a.m. with the Reverend Bobby Highsmith officiating.