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 www.diabetes.org
or call 1-800-DIABETES
Arrangements are under the direction of
ARIA Cremation Service and Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road
Dallas, Texas 75252
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