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James E. Reid Sr.


James E. Reid Sr., 92, entered into eternal rest on Sunday, Dec. 29, in Kerrville. He was born to Daniel and Maude Reid on Dec. 23, 1921, in Siluria, Alabama.

James married Leila Mae Cook - the love of his life - on Feb. 1, 1941, in Heflin, Alabama.

Later, he joined the United States Army, serving with distinction during World War II with the inaugural motion picture unit. James later continued to serve in the US Air Force until his retirement in 1966.

His greatest joy was the 17 seasons he and Leila spent working in the Lake Store in Yellowstone National Park.

Although a quiet and independent man, he was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. James will be missed by many.

He is survived by his wife, Leila; daughters, Dolores and Donna; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was predeceased by his son, James E. Reid Jr.

Graveside services took place Saturday, Jan. 4, at the Bandera Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Shriners Hospital or St. Jude Children's Hospital.

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Arrangements were entrusted to Grimes Funeral Chapels of Bandera.