Kenneth “Reid” Berglund

Kenneth “Reid” Berglund, 68, of Cashiers, NC, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016.

Reid loved the Carolina mountains especially the beauty and the people of Cashiers. He was a friend and counselor to many.

He was born in Augusta, GA, on September 15, 1947, to the late Virginia Sundquist Salle and Kenneth Carl Berglund. After moving to Atlanta and graduating from Dykes High School, he graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, SC, 1969, and then graduated from the University of Georgia Law School, in 1973. He served in the Army as a Captain in the Judge Advocate General (JAG) Corps.

Returning to Atlanta after his military service, Reid worked in the Court of Appeals prior to moving to Cashiers in 1976. Upon passing the North Carolina bar, he opened the first law office in the Cashiers community. K. Reid Berglund Law Practice remained in Cashiers until his passing. Having just reached his 40th year in the community, Reid was a well-respected member of the Cashiers community. He was very involved in The Church of the Good Shepherd, having served on the vestry. He was also an original member of the Cashiers Community Fund of the CFWNC. He loved music, golf, hiking, and traveling.

Reid is survived by his daughter, Lindsey Berglund Cheney (Jarod), of Atlanta, and son, Blake Edward Berglund, of Austin, TX; his first cousin, trusted friend and confidant, Jay Wilson, of Thomson, GA, and devoted friend, Liz McClure, of Atlanta.

The burial service was April 12, 2016, at The Church of the Good Shepherd. A memorial service will be held at the church on Saturday, May 7, at 12:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Church of The Good Shepherd, P.O. Box 32, Cashiers, NC 28717 or the charity of your choice.

The online registry is available at www.grocefuneralhome.com.

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