December 29, 2016

Donald Reid Key II - Firefighter - North Carolina

Reid Key
Lieutenant Donald Reid Key II, age 31, died on December 27, 2016, at a hospital in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. 

Lieutenant Key was referred to as Reid by his family and friends. 

Lieutenant Key was a volunteer member of the Whispering Pines Fire Rescue Department, in Whispering Pines, North Carolina.  He had four years of service. 

Whispering Pines is a village of just under 3,000 in Moore County.

On December 25, 2016, during the afternoon Reid drove a Tanker to a false alarm. He returned to the Fire Station and helped other firefighters with washing and cleaning equipment and repacking hoses. He returned to his home and felt a bad headache coming on. The following morning the headache became worse and his wife drove him to a hospital in Pinehurst. He was then airlifted to the Chapel Hill Hospital. 

Florian, Patron Saint of
Firefighters, pray for Reid
and for those who have
lost him. 
Tragically, Reid passed away on December 27, 2016. 

The cause of his death was an undiagnosed brain tumor. 

A funding site has been set up to help the family with expenses. 

Reid graduated from Union Pines High School in 2003. He then earned an Associate Degree in Automotive Technology from Sandhills Community College. He worked as a technician at a local Honda car dealership.

Reid was a man of faith and served as a Deacon and as the Worship Director at the New Home Baptist Church. He also coached youth baseball and basketball.

The members of the Whispering Pines Fire Rescue Department are in mourning over the death of their young brother. Fire Department officials stated that Reid was one of the most reliable and responsible volunteer personnel they had. He will be forever remembered.

Reid's loved ones are devastated over his tragic death. He was loving and was loved in return. He did his best. He will be forever mourned.

Reid is survived by many loving comrades, friends and family members including his mother, Darlene; his sister, Jenna; his wife, Carrie and his two young children, Jackson and Kinsington.

Thank you for your service to the community, Reid. 

Pray for all who put themselves in harm's way for the sake of others. 

Pray that Reid is in Heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

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