Donald Richard Reid

Published 12:57 pm Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Donald Richard Reid, 68, of Farmville, passed away on Wednesday, May 25, 2016. He was born in Melbourne, FL to the late Mabel Henderson Reid and Richard Reid.

He graduated from Melbourne High School in 1965 and went to work for Braniff Airlines in Chicago. After employment with Braniff Airlines, National Airlines and service in the U.S. Air Force, he graduated from Eastern Tennessee State with a B.S. He was in human resource management with Milliken Industries in SC and GA, Brasscroft in NC and Carpenter in Richmond. He joined Stackpole Co and moved to Farmville in 1982 and later became a State Farm Insurance agent until his retirement in 2001.

He was an avid NY Yankee, ETSU Buccaneer and Dallas Cowboy fan. He loved “kitty cats” and squirrels.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Linda Bagley Reid; a daughter, Leigh Allison Reid of Boone, NC; two sons, Roland Richard Reid of Farmville or Alexander Richard Reid of Appomattox; and six grandchildren, Emma, Ivan, Freyja, Clara, Ada, Ursa Tzotschew of Boone NC.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, May 28 in the chapel of Puckett Funeral Home.

Interment was at Pisgah Baptist church, Rice.

Puckett Funeral Home, Farmville, served the family.