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“I did not know him well at all but through his sister Ms. Sylvia Flynn. May God comfort her deep loss. ”
1 of 17 | Posted by: Charles Seabaugh - Charleston, SC

“I realized when Reid was a young operator at Amoco that he was cut from a different cloth. I just wish I had kept up with him. He probably didn't...Read More »
2 of 17 | Posted by: DAVID Anderson - Mount Pleasant, SC

“Deepest condolences, Lynn and family. Prayers are with you. ”
3 of 17 | Posted by: Bonnie Markle - WY

“To each of us, a spirit with wings. Wings on which to soar into the endless firmament of love and freedom, Your spirit lives on in all those who...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Kathleen Press - Mt Pleasant, SC

“God is good and merciful, he keep those who pass on in his memory because they are precious to him. Psalms 116:15. ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: AC - GA

“I agree, Reid and BZ will watch over us island boys. ”
6 of 17 | Posted by: Mike Hart - Fort Lauderdale, FL

“So very saddened to learn of Reid's passing, many heartfelt condolences to hiswife and family. I can still see that twinkle in his eye's, and so many...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Joelle Ferguson - Huger, SC

“My thoughts are with you, Lynn. I didn't know Reid that well, but probably thought of him more often, because I received mail for him at 102. I...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: terry rickson - charleston, SC

“With memories of the childhood years and family love, my heart goes out to Mom, Dad, and Sylvia, my friend. I am so very sorry. Though I only knew...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Barbara (Beeson) Harrington - SC

“I was fortunate to serve with Reid on the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission many years ago. He was passionate about his public...Read More »
10 of 17 | Posted by: Robbie Freeman - Charleston, SC

“Reid You will be sorely missed but I have no doubt that your friends and family will keep your memory alive for years to come. I'm happy I had the...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Deborah Lacombe - Laguna Hills, CA

“Reid was honest, loyal, smart, hilarious and totally in love with Lynn. The planet is less for the loss of him. I would beg him not to be so honest...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Diane Aghapour - Charleston, SC

“W at Chappell Smith & Arden are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
13 of 17 | Posted by: Chappell Smith & Arden CSA-LAW - SC

“Im am saddened to hear of Reid's passing. Another good soul gone too soon. Heartfelt Prayers for the family ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Audrey SPEAR HASELDEN - SC

“Lynn,My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Only wonderful memories, and good things in the future. David Popowski ”
15 of 17 | Posted by: David Popowski - Charleston, SC

“I am grateful for the time I got to spend with Reid and I am so sorry that we can't be present with him any longer. Reid's philosophy, his sense of...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Shane Goranson - Columbia, SC

“I know Reid and BZ are catching up in heaven. To Reid's family, I am sorry for your loss. Reid was a good guy, and fun to work with. ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Laura Crosby - North Charleston, SC


J. Reid Anderegg passed away at home on Friday, January 19, 2018, after an outpouring of love from friends and family including a week of visitors sharing a lifetime of memories. A memorial gathering will be held Saturday, January 27, 2018 from 1 to 3 PM at J. Henry Stuhr's Mount Pleasant Chapel.

Reid was born in Charleston on February 6, 1956. He was the son of the late James Reid "Chippy" Anderegg, Sr. and the late June Williams Anderegg. He was raised on Sullivan's Island among the other hard-working middle class families, many of whom were employed by the Naval Shipyard. He spent much of his 1960s childhood helping his father tend to the family business - the island's only gas station and taproom. He attended public schools on Sullivan's Island and Moultrie High School in Mt. Pleasant. Reid spent his late teens, twenties and early thirties working as a shrimper, a volunteer Sullivan's Island firefighter, and a technician for Amoco Chemical. In his late twenties, Reid began moonlighting as a political organizer - eventually enrolling as a political science student at the College of Charleston. Upon graduating from the College, he enrolled at the University of South Carolina School of Law, and was admitted to the South Carolina Bar at the age of 40. He served the public as Commissioner with the Charleston County Parks and Recreation Commission.

Never forgetting his roots, Reid was passionate in his political and legal advocacy for working families and their challenges. Much of his motivation to enter the legal profession at age 40 was his desire to help the kinds of people he grew up and worked with. Reid also kept a soft spot in his heart for young people and served as a mentor to many. He loved music and live concerts, from The Allman Brothers Band to Arcade Fire, and enjoyed traveling to music festivals such as Bonnaroo and Rock Werchter with his friend Julian Buckner.

Left to cherish his memory are Lynn Clark, his wife of 17 years, his sister Sylvia Reid Anderegg, his stepchildren Emily and Kyle, his in-laws Virginia and James Frazee, and his close cousins Joe Crouse and Wayne Stelljes. Reid was predeceased by his nephew Patrick G. Flynn. He will also be missed by a large circle of friends whom he considered family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Reid's name to Partners in Health at pih.org, or to Jump Little Children PledgeMusic at pledgemusic.com/jump-little-children.