Earl Reid

Published 12:00 am Thursday, May 13, 2010

CENTREVILLE — Services for Earl Reid, 87, of Centreville, who died Tuesday, May 11, 2010, at Lane Memorial Hospital in Zachary, La., will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Centreville Baptist Church with Dr. Dennis Johnsey officiating.

Burial will follow at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Centreville under the direction of Brown Funeral Home In Gloster.

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 9 a.m. until service time Friday at the church.

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Mr. Reid was born Oct. 25, 1922, in Wilkinson County, the son of Leslie Reid and Estella Patrick Reid.

After high school, Mr. Reid served three years in the U.S. Army in the 159th Infantry, 7th Division, as a staff sergeant, receiving letters of commendation for his leadership ability as squad leader during World War II.

He worked in law enforcement for 31 years as a Centreville police officer and Wilkinson County sheriff’s deputy. He was also a cattleman.

Mr. Reid was an active member of Centreville Baptist Church where he served as a deacon.

Survivors include his wife of 64 years, Lorene Reid; three sons, Jennings Reid and wife, Patricia, of Columbia, Marlin Reid and wife, Treva, and Kem Reid and wife, Sharon, all of Centreville; one daughter, Stacey Duke and husband, Raymond, of Brandon; and eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren who adored him.

Pallbearers will be Kelly Reid, Leslie Reid, Daniel Reid, Ryan Reid, Austin Sanders and Riley Sanders.

Honorary pallbearers will be Brian Sanders, Darren Felder, Miles Felder, Steve Kinchen, Bud Howell, Dr. David McGraw, Feltus Stevens and the deacons of Centreville Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Centreville Baptist Church, P.O. Box 428, Centreville, MS 39631 or the Camp Van Dorn WWII Museum, P.O. Box 1113, Centreville, MS 39631.