Hundreds attend Reid Flair’s funeral in Charlotte

Apr 3, 2013 - by Steve Gerweck

Hundreds of friends, family, and wrestlers attended the 90-minute Reid
Flair funeral today at the Forest Hill Church in Charlotte, North
Carolina. The Charlotte Observer reports that the funeral featured words
of remembrance by his sister, girlfriend, and two-time Hall of Fame
father. “I want to make sure he knows this turnout isn’t because of me,
it’s because of who he was him and who he affected,” said a subdued and
visibly shaken Flair in a more than 10-minute speech about his son. During
the funeral service an 17-minute video slideshow was played showing Reid
throughout the years on vacation, wrestling, and with his family. Several
hours ago, TNA President Dixie Carter wrote on Twitter that she was in
Charlotte for Reid’s funeral. “Just landed in Charlotte. Headed to Reid
Flair’s funeral. Please keep @RicFlairNatrBoy in your thoughts and prayers
today.” Flair worked for TNA for a couple of years before departing the
company. “Thoughts and prayers are with Ric and his family,” wrote Hogan,
who was not at the service. It is not known if any from WWE attended the
funeral due to the busy WrestleMania schedule but it’s a safe bet that
there were some representatives from the company for sure.

(thanks to Colin Vassallo)

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