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William Staten Reid, age 71, of Tampa, FL. passed away Friday, March 9, 2018 at his home.
Bill was born in Quitman, Georgia on June 24, 1946 to the late Carter and Annie Mae Williams Reid. He was a longtime resident of Jasper, FL. where he graduated from Hamilton County High School. Bill served his country in the United States Air Force. Upon returning to Jasper he decided to go to work with his Uncle Harry T. at Harry T. Reid Funeral Home. Bill had a long heritage in the funeral business and learned the trade from his late father Carter. In the early 90s he graduated with his degree in Mortuary Science from Gupton-Jones College of Funeral Service near Atlanta, GA and returned to Jasper to work full time. He later served several funeral homes in North and Middle Florida. Bill was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include a son, Dale Andrew Reid of North Dakota; his brother and sister-in-law, Donald W. and Diann Reid of Lake Park, GA.; his sister, Rosalind Anne Reid of Valdosta, GA.; nieces, Heather Sullivan (Jacob) and Hayley Reid; his uncle and aunt, Henry and Myrtle Williams of Valdosta; and his longtime companion, Barbara Warr of Tampa. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 15, 2018 at Evergreen Cemetery in Jasper, FL. The family will receive friends at Harry T. Reid Funeral Home on Thursday beginning at 1:00 p.m.
Harry T. Reid Funeral Home, Jasper, FL. is in charge of arrangements.
Published on March 12, 2018
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