Lineman dies working to restore power after Hurricane Irma


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

Scott Christopher Reid Jr., 26, died 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, in Bowling Green, Florida at 1 p.m. with service beginning at 2 p.m. Burial will follow at Ft. Green Baptist Cemetery.

Online condolences can be made at pongerkaysgrady.com. A GoFundMe has been created to help with funeral costs.

WFTS-TV Tampa provided content for this article.