LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Funeral services for former Sen. Harry Reid are scheduled to take place on Saturday, Jan. 8, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. according to Clark County Commissioner Tick Segerblom.
Segerblom confirmed to 8 News Now that the weekend service will be held at the Smith Center for the Performing Arts in Las Vegas and that former President Barack Obama is expected to deliver the eulogy.
In a statement Tuesday, Obama wrote in a letter to the former Senate Majority Leader, “You were a great leader in the Senate, and early on you were more generous to me than I had any right to expect. I wouldn’t have been president had it not been for your encouragement and support and I wouldn’t have got most of what I got done without your skill and determination.”
Sen. Reid passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 28 after a four-year battle with pancreatic cancer. He was the longest-serving state senator in Nevada history.
He leaves behind a wife and five children.