Dateline: February 17, 2005


Funeral services for Bill R. Reid, age 77, were held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, February 14, 2005, in the Lamesa Church of Christ.  Funeral arrangements were under the direction of Branon Funeral Home.

Mr. Reid died Friday, February 11, 2005, in Lubbock.  He was born February 8, 1928, in Clarendon to Lloyd and Ethel Hinkle Reid.  He graduated from Goodnight High School in 1945.  He graduated from Texas Tech College in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science degree in animal husbandry.  He was active in Student Council, Aggie Club, and Block and Bridle while at Tech.

An Army sergeant in the Korean Conflict, he served in Germany and Fort Louis, Washington, until September 1952. Bill married Alice Joy Barron on September 27, 1952.

A farmer in Dawson County for 52 years, Bill was an active member of the community.  He served on the Lamesa school board for nine years.  He was recognized with the Dawson County 4-H Spur Award. As an active member of Texas Farm Bureau since 1963, Bill served on the Dawson County board and at the state level for eight years and was state vice president and secretary-treasurer.

He was a member of the Lamesa Cotton Growers and National Cotton Council and the Cotton Council International.  In 1997, Bill received the State Farm Pioneer Award for his outstanding leadership.

Survivors include his wife of 52 years; three sons, Spencer and wife Royce of Austin, Cody and his wife Karen of Omaha, Nebraska, and Randy and his wife Anna of Loop; a daughter, Katrina Dorris and her husband Richard of San Angelo; a sister, Nell White of Borger; and six grandchildren: Hayden, Taylor, Ryan, and Duncan Reid all of Austin, Chance Dorris of San Angelo, and Austin Reid of Omaha.

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