WEST POINT — Waymond Will “Bill” Reid age 87, passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Starkville Manor Nursing Home, in Starkville.
Bill Reid was born August 21, 1925, in Pheba, to the late Quay Reid and Ventrice Montgomery Reid.
Bill Reid often said “God made man to work, so I am happy to work.” Mr. Reid worked as a Bundle Boy at Knickerbocker and Big Yank, Manufacturing for a number of years. He worked as custodian for First Baptist Church for 17 years and then in the produce department of Sunflower Food Store.
Mr. Reid was a faithful member of West End Baptist Church where is sang in the choir. He was a Veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II as a tank driver in Occupied Germany.
Waymond Will Reid married Allie Mae Hollis January 22, 1955 at Eupora.
Funeral services are Monday, April 1, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Calvert Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Roy Myers officiating, assisted by Rev. R. C. Bryan. Burial will follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Calvert’s
Calvert Funeral Home of West Point is in charge of arrangements.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Allie Mae Reid of West Point; three daughters, Ruth Ann Self of Kissimmee, Fla., Judy Coleman (Billy Wayne) and Sara Reid Ingram (Chip) both of Houston; one son, Jack Hollingsworth (Sally) of Panama City Beach, Fla., a daughter-in-law, Jimmie Thompson Hollingsworth of West Point, 17 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great grandchildren; and one sister, Beatrice Williams of Pheba.
Preceding him in death were children, Adron Lou Jolly-Wilson, Sam Hollingsworth, Paul Hollingsworth and Jerry Hollingsworth; and his brother
Pallbearers are his grandsons, Mike Hollingsworth, Heath Hollingsworth, Jeff Jolly, Jim Jolly, Stephen Coleman, Floyd
Ingram, IV, Jacob Ingram, and James Ingram.
Memorials may be made to St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1818, Memphis, TN 38101 or to West End Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 388, West Point, MS 39773.
A complete obituary will be published in the Wednesday, April 3, Chickasaw Journal.
Friends may leave an online condolence at www.calvertfuneralhome.com