Reid, Jimmy "Jim" Joe

July 14, 1943 - September 7, 2016

Jimmy Joe Reid, otherwise known as “Jim” of Carrollton, Texas passed away September 7, 2016 at his home from diabetic complications at the age of 73.

He was born July 14, 1943 in Knox City, Texas to O.D. Reid and Mary Lavina Reid. He graduated from
Knox City High School in 1961. Printing was in his blood early working at the Knox County Harold beginning in 1959. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War between 1964 and 1966. While in the Army, he received the Commendation Medal Award. After his military service, he continued his career in printing spending 25 years at Whitney Russell Printers in Amarillo, Texas.

He married Jackie Brigham in Amarillo, Texas 38 years ago in 1978 on August 16. In 2000 he received a precious gift of life when his niece Kathleen Meeks graciously volunteered to donate her kidney. Living in Carrollton, Texas he fulfilled a lifelong dream of owning his own print shop, Reid Barringer Printing.

Throughout life he enjoyed lake days on his boats, riding motorcycles, listening to country music, pulling pranks (especially on his grandson, Chandler), playing games, and dancing. In his retirement he loved camping in the motor home, playing cards with friends, going to church, loving on his Ellie girl (miniature yorkie) and spending time with family. His family meant everything to him. He was patriotic and enjoyed his life. He was optimistic, courageous and always saw the good in others.

Memorial Services will be on Thursday September 22 at 10:00 a.m. at
Christ United Methodist Church located at 2807 Valwood Pkwy | Farmers Branch, TX 75234 officiated by Reverend Bob Spencer. Reception to follow memorial. Interment, with military honors, will be on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at 1:30 p.m. at the Dallas–Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, Texas 75211. All friends and family are welcome to attend both services.

He was preceded in death by his mother and father; a brother, Orbie Reid, sister Nelda Lashley.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie Reid of Carrollton, Texas, her son Lee Brigham and wife Tomoko, their child Aya, his daughter Teri Fittz and husband Eric, their children Taylor and Chandler, sister Melba Evans, brother Rick Reid, brother in law Phil Bobo and wife Gayla, also so many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of long-time friends, too many to name them all but each one loved very much.

Memorials may be made to: American Diabetes Association at
or call 1-800-DIABETES

Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252

9 replies on “Reid, Jimmy "Jim" Joe”

Scott and Cyndi Stephens says:

We are so sorry for your loss and are praying for the Lord’s comfort to surround you and fill you.

Robert L Burns says:

Jimmy’s legacy continues through the eyes of his lovely bride, children and friends left behind. Blessings to your family as you celebrate his life. Much Love from your Frisco Fan Club.

Robert L Burns says:

Jimmy’s legacy continues through the eyes of his beautiful bride, children, and friends left behind. Blessings to your family as you celebrate his life! Your Frisco Fan Club

Anonymous says:

Jackie, your heart will heal…but it will never forget the love you and Jim had and the memories you made together. Love and hugs to you.

Glen Starcher says:

Jackie, just hear the news about Jim. My sincere condolences to you. Remember the good times at Whitney Russell and Kiwanis activities. Remember the cars we worked on. I enjoy the memories of Jim often My prayers are with you.

Phillip & Gayla Bobo says:

Jackie, Teri & Family – we are keeping you in our daily prayers & know that you will be comforted & strengthened through Jesus Christ! Jim will forever remain in our hearts & memories. We’re so thankful for God’s promises that we will one day be reunited with our loved ones. We love you all!

Trillis Russell says:

My heart and prayers go out to Jim’s loving family. I’ve known Jackie and Jim since 1989. A wonderful and special couple. I was a printing client. We became instant friend’s. Loved Jim’s outgoing personality. I have always thought of Jackie and Jim as the perfect couple! I truly believe that our loved ones when they pass; are angels watching over us. Jim you will be missed by so many. I’m glad I had the honor of knowing you.

Oleta and A.D. McGregor says:

We are so happy that Jim was among our many friends In Dallas. Love to Jackie and Teri. I know we are going to miss him but what a joy to have had him in our lives.

Marcia Macias and John Valencia says:

I have known Jim and Jackie for over 20 years.
We became friends being brought together by Jims daughter Teri in the printing business. Over the years I have had the opportunity to see the love Jim and Jackie have for each other and their children and grandchildren. I have been able to witness Jim and his amazing work ethic. He was a man of honesty and integrity in every part of his life.
John and I are proud to call him our friend. We know God opened the gates of heaven when he saw Jims beautiful soul. Jim was loved by many and will be missed.

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