John R. Reid

December 22, 1944 - February 4, 2022

John R. Reid, of Cape Coral, Florida, passed away at home at the age of 77, on February 4, 2022 under the care of Hospice with his loving wife and family at his side. He was born on December 22, 1944, in Buffalo, NY.  John was the son of the late John R and Lois Reid. John married his wife Nancy on September 27, 1980. They made their home in Lockport, NY until their retirement in 2003 when they moved to Cape Coral, Florida.

John retired from Niagara County Sheriffs Dept after 25 years of service and also retired from Lee County Sheriffs Dept. where he worked in the courts for 8 years.

John is survived by his loving wife, Nancy Creasey Reid; daughter, Shelley Reid Salmons (Paul), son, Jay (Natalia) Reid and son, Kyle A Reid; sister, Suzanne Reid Brown (Roger); five grandchildren, Heather Lute Honecker, Justine R. Lute, Gavin B. Reid, Alina Reid and Johnny Reid; five great grandchildren; a niece and many cousins. John is also survived by many friends in both Lockport, NY and Cape Coral, Florida.

In lieu of Flowers, Donations may be made to American Cancer Society, 4575 Via Royale, # 110, Fort Myers, FL 33919  or Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908 or Niagara County Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094.

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date for family and friends, date to be announced via

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Dale F Dunkelberger Feb 9, 2022 at 9:52 am

    Rest in peace old friend . we will meet again. some day. The memorys we have will never disappear.

  2. JulieAnne Feb 9, 2022 at 10:08 am

    I never formally met Rick but wish I had…God bless him and keep his memory alive… you had a beautiful life together…one not too many ppl ever get to experience…blessed in every way

  3. Sylvia Feb 9, 2022 at 10:26 am

    May the Angels guide you and God embrace you. You were much loved here and for good reason. A better man, husband, father and friend could not be found. Rest in Peace my friend. You are missed.

  4. Jocelyn Joaquim Feb 9, 2022 at 10:42 am

    RIP JR I remember when you had the radio show in Lockport , fly high with the eagles free from pain and suffering ,watch over Nancy and all the family

  5. Art Jackson Feb 9, 2022 at 11:12 am

    Go in peace, my friend.

  6. Cindy, Derek, Hailey and Jason Feb 9, 2022 at 11:55 am

    May he rest soundly and watch over his family and his wonderful loving wife Nancy! You both have been remarkable people, and I know that Rick will be watching down on his family with so much love and protection!

  7. Tim Kirsch Feb 9, 2022 at 12:40 pm

    Sincere condolences to Nancy, Kyle and family.

  8. Dennis Fish Feb 9, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    JR….you’re one of the good guys. Gonna miss your FB posts.
    God’s comfort to Nancy and family.

  9. Karen & John Sperduti Feb 9, 2022 at 1:05 pm

    The man who wore many hats, his years in radio, as a police officer, and his role as husband, father, grandfather, friend & neighbor. We lost a beautiful person! R.I.P. J.R. …you will be greatly missed!

  10. Jim marchessault Feb 9, 2022 at 1:11 pm

    Great guy we will all miss

  11. Ellen Delaney Feb 9, 2022 at 1:22 pm

    Rest In Peace JR. Many blessings to your family. Pain free now climb high❤️🤗🎈

  12. Deb White Feb 9, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    Condolences to the Reid family ,from the White family on Pine Street

  13. Donna Ast (Lute) Feb 9, 2022 at 2:25 pm

    Nancy,so sorry to hear of JR’S passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you all..

  14. Mike Reynolds Feb 9, 2022 at 3:34 pm

    RIP. say hello to Grandma Marion Reynolds from the Sherriff’s dept. Thank you for fond memories.

  15. Jack Frost Feb 9, 2022 at 4:11 pm

    Nancy and Sue, I’m sorry to hear of Ricks passing. I have a lot of great memories of the family at the cottage in younger years. Then later on interacting with him in his various positions in radio , as DJ, and as alderman. Am sure he will be missed.

  16. Joan Montgomery Feb 9, 2022 at 4:52 pm

    My sincere condolences to his family and friends, my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  17. Linda Groves Feb 9, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    Nancy and Shelley, my sincere condolences to you both and the rest of the family., JR is now free of any pain and is watching over all of you. May your memories help you all at this difficult time. I would like to think that “Reid Rocks” in Heaven like we remember…….way back. Rest In Peace my friend. 🥲🙏

  18. Edward &Cindi Miller Feb 9, 2022 at 5:40 pm

    Rest In Peace to a wonderful friend. Prayers are with you and your family Nancy.
    Many fond memories. Love and prayers Cindi &Ed

  19. Cheryl Feb 9, 2022 at 5:45 pm

    Sympathy and prayers for the family JR was a great man. I so remember him at WUSJ in Lockport. He had a show where you could call requests in. This was very popular. RIP JR you are finally out of pain. You suffered enough.

  20. Christine Gauda Feb 9, 2022 at 7:49 pm

    I will surly miss all your articles on Facebook. So informative from a wonderful man. Rest In Peace 🙏🏻

  21. Curt Nighswander Feb 9, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    It was many years ago when I worked as a custodian at Washington Hunt School on Lockport. JR had a cub scout/boy scout troop that would come there. Very nice guy to chat with about everything under the sun.

  22. Dennis Sherman Feb 9, 2022 at 7:51 pm

    J R, I will never forget our long days at the Niagara County Fair and allowing me to assist with the POST kids. You were a great friend, a great colleague and I always enjoyed our many conversations and you sense of humor. And lets not forget your time on WLVL enternaining the community. Dennis Sherman

  23. Dennis Sherman Feb 9, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Sorry, WUSJ

  24. Karen & Bill Feb 9, 2022 at 9:51 pm

    Our Heartfelt condolences to Nancy and family.
    RIP Rick 💙

  25. Molly Heiser Feb 9, 2022 at 11:13 pm

    Rest In Peace Mr Reid…you we’re a wonderful man

  26. Eric T Schabacker Feb 10, 2022 at 12:50 am

    I never had the pleasure of meeting John but if his daughter Shelley is any indication of the person John was then he must’ve been one heck of a guy. I’m sorry I never had the pleasure. Eric S.

  27. Maureen Wilson Feb 10, 2022 at 3:06 am

    Deepest sympathies to Nancy, Kyle & the rest of his loving family and friends. I know there are really no words to ease the pain in your hearts from such a loss. Try and take comfort in that he is no longer in pain or suffering. He will always be with you in your hearts, minds, and many memories and stories you have shared. Everyone has been in my thoughts and prayers for quite some time now. Sending you lots of love and hugs. ❤🫂
    I’m truly sorry for your loss. 🫂

  28. Charlie Mosher Feb 10, 2022 at 6:11 am

    Rest in Peace JR you were truly a Great guy.

  29. Beth (Salmeri) Cassidy Feb 10, 2022 at 6:58 am

    Sincere condolences to you and your family. Prayers for comfort and peace.

  30. Angela DeVoe Feb 10, 2022 at 7:18 pm

    My condolences to Nancy and family. I Loved working with JR. God Bless.

  31. Ann Glenn Feb 10, 2022 at 9:12 pm

    Nancy and family, My heart and prayers go out to you all. May your days be filled with loving and happy memories. Peace be with you/

  32. Henry Fischer Feb 10, 2022 at 10:32 pm

    JR….. you were one of a kind and I’m so honored to have known you. Rest well friend

  33. Terri Hugill Feb 11, 2022 at 12:50 pm

    Nancy~my deepest sympathy to you & your family.

  34. Sandy Oneil Feb 11, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Nancy and family,
    Our deepest sympathy to you all.
    Mike and Sandy O’Neil

  35. The Shepherds; Krystal and Frank Feb 12, 2022 at 8:37 am

    I am forever grateful to have known you guys. Your family brought joy and security to us. Thinking of the family in this time and sending love to Rick in heaven!

  36. Stan Budnack Feb 12, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    It was a pleasure to know JR who I first met while in high school. I had bought a stereo at Ames and apparently had dropped the receipt outside. Later that day, JR who found it was kind enough to drop it off at our home on Upper Mtn Rd. Of course, I delivered mail for years on Priscilla Ln and once rec’d fine DJ services at a wedding reception in addition to many fine conversations. My extended prayers to Nancy and your family members. Rest in peace, JR!

  37. Chris Cutter Franken Feb 14, 2022 at 7:17 am

    Nancy, my sincerest condolences to you and your family.

  38. Sue Anne Newman Feb 15, 2022 at 3:31 pm

    Keep those tunes spinning J.R. and your phone line open for dedications. We met long ago,you were very kind and gracious a “ true” gentleman. RIP and look over your Loved ones Always.

  39. Brian & Rosie Ferington Feb 15, 2022 at 5:32 pm

    Sending love and prayers to you Nancy and your family.

  40. Jim & Michelle Collins Feb 23, 2022 at 5:00 pm

    Many memories working together. Will be missed. Rest in peace John 👼

  41. T.J. Feb 23, 2022 at 5:19 pm

    It’s hard to explain how you feel about someone you have only known for a short time, but honest and compassionate says a lot about the man I call friend.

  42. Frank Bailey Feb 26, 2022 at 8:49 am

    Prayers are with Nancy’ AND
    family. God bless this wonderful person, I worked 8 years with J.R. At the court house and enjoyed everydaywe spent together. I am going to miss him very much. RIP my friend.

    R.I.P. my good friend. God Bess Nancy and Family

  43. Deputy Robert E Rommel (Ret) Feb 27, 2022 at 4:24 pm

    What a shock to hear of this! I worked with John at the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for several years and he was always such a positive man. He always had a smile to give and he had a caring spirit. He was also excellent at his job and was always there. The world is a lesser place for his absence.

  44. Frank Bailey Mar 7, 2022 at 9:55 am

    Rest In Peace my very god friend J.R.. my thoughts and prayers are with your wifeNancy and family.

  45. Buc Williams Mar 26, 2022 at 6:55 pm

    I had no idea until today. Wondered why I hadn’t seen any posts for a while. Very sorry for your loss. JR was a good man and friend.

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