Local lineman dies working to restore power after Hurricane Irma

SEBRING, Fla. - A local lineman and father of two was killed over the weekend while he was assisting in Hurricane Irma power restoration.

Scott Christopher Reid, Jr., 26, passed away on Sunday in Fort Lauderdale while working storm damage due to Hurricane Irma.

"Chris was an avid Gator fan, enjoyed fishing, riding 4 wheelers, being a jokester and just having a good time. He loved line work and his job with T & D Solutions. Chris also loved spending time with his family, especially his daughters," his obituary reads.

Visitation will be held on Saturday at Ft. Green Baptist Church from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. with service beginning at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow at Ft. Green Baptist Cemetery with Rev. Steve McGaughey officiating.

Online condolences can be made at www.pongerkaysgrady.com. A GoFundMe has been created to help with funeral costs. To donate, click here.

 

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