J.W. REID

On Tuesday morning, June 1, 2021, our longtime family member, friend, and co-worker, JW Reid, left earth for his Heavenly Home!!!! He gained notoriety in WBFJ-FM’s early days as “Mr. Sunshine!” A name that his life reflected to each of us and all those he came in contact with throughout his life!!! He served as our WBFJ-AM announcer, both in a part-time and full-time capacity for twenty-six years. JW, was also a proud Vietnam War veteran.
He was a fierce lover of Jesus, his wife, Theresa, married fifty years, daughter Buffey & Tim Klein, grandsons Nick & Ben Klein, son Robert & Shawna Reid, granddaughter Haylee Reid, as well as his WBFJ family!!!!
If you had the honor of sharing space with JW in this life, you could not help but love him. His love and laughter were contagious.
We are thankful that we do not grieve as those without hope.
Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord, himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. Therefore encourage one another with these words. 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
JW, your presence will be deeply missed on this side of heaven, but we rest and rejoice knowing that you are healthy and whole, face to face with Jesus!!!
Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints. Psalm 116:15
Wally Decker

Wally Decker

Married my high school sweetheart (Diane) in 1987. She teaches kindergarten. We attend, fellowship and serve at Faith Missionary Alliance Church of Midway. We have three children: Tyler (20), Brianna (17) and Bradley (14) Obviously most of my free time (what’s that?) is divided between family, church and community activities. Got into radio at age 15…have been part of the WBFJ team since 1983.

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Wally Decker

Married my high school sweetheart (Diane) in 1987. She teaches kindergarten. We attend, fellowship and serve at Faith Missionary Alliance Church of Midway. We have three children: Tyler (20), Brianna (17) and Bradley (14) Obviously most of my free time (what’s that?) is divided between family, church and community activities. Got into radio at age 15…have been part of the WBFJ team since 1983. MON-FRI 1P-3P, SUN 6A-10A wdecker@wbfj.fm