With heavy hearts, we mourn the passing of Mayor Walker Reid, an extraordinary leader whose mark on our community will forever be cherished. Mayor Reid's dedication and passion for Gastonia were evident in every endeavor, leaving an unforgettable legacy.
His contagious smile brightened every room, leaving an indelible mark on all who had the privilege of knowing him.
Beyond the political arena, Mayor Reid shared his passion for music as a member of the band Image GTown, bringing joy and harmony all over Gaston County.
During this difficult time, our thoughts are with his wife, Doris, along with his family, friends and colleagues. May the memories of his remarkable life provide solace and strength as we collectively mourn the loss of a wonderful leader.