Staff Sergeant William Henry Reid, Sr. was born February 2, 1932 in Samson, AL. He was called into eternal rest on Thursday, March 15, 2018 at his home in Spartanburg, SC. Mr. Reid was the son of the late John Mason Reed, Sr., and Ethel Lee Davis. William affectionately known as “Reid” attended Alabama State University. He was a decorated Staff Sergeant in the United Air Force serving for twenty-two years with honors. Staff Sergeant William Reid, Sr. earned the Good Conduct Medal twice, the Airforce Longevity Award and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal. Mr. Reid retired from Hoechst Celanese in Spartanburg, SC. William was a member of Mt. Moriah Baptist Church. He was a member of VFW Post 9349, Military Order of the Cootie Pup Tent #4 and a post member of Lodge #108 P.H.A of Spartanburg, SC. Left to cherish fond and loving memories are: his wife, Frances Earl Reid; his children, Cynthia Miller, Denise Louse, Angela (Hubert) Dowell, Wendy (Bobby Jr.) Cates, Rhoda Reid (Bobby Pulley) and William Reid, Jr.; his granddaughter reared in the home, Tanisha Reid; his fifteen grandchildren; his eight great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces and nephews. William was preceded in death by: his siblings, Martha Deal Jones, Karrie Nell Williams and John Mason Reed, Jr.; his daughter-in-law, Deidre Gist Reid. A Celebration of Life of Staff Sergeant William Henry Reid, Sr. will be held on Monday, March 19, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at Mt. Moriah Bapist Church, 445 S. Church St., Spartanburg, SC. Rev. Dr. B. D. Snoddy will officiate. Burial will be in the Lincoln Memorial Gardens, 23010 Cannons Campground Rd., Drayton, SC.
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