Dr. Harold Cleveland Reid, 87, died Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, KS.
He was born July 2, 1923 at Guymon, OK, the son of Albert C. and Ethel Pearl (Gross) Reid.
He graduated from Guymon High School in 1942. After serving in WWII, he attended Denver University and the University of Missouri-Kansas City Dental School receiving his Doctorate degree in Dentistry. He was a Dentist in Liberal, KS for many years.
He is a member of the First United Methodist Church, Fargo Lodge #300, Midian Shrine, Royal Arch Masons and the Order of the Eastern Star. Life member of the American Dental Assoc., 8th Air Force Assoc 303rd Bomb Group –Hell’s Angels, Elks Lodge and was a past member of the Board of Directors of the First National Bank.
He served in the US Air Force during WWII where he completed 27 missions with the 8th Air Force based in England, flying over Poland, Germany, and France. He was wounded at Bremnen, Germany in 1943. He received the Purple Heart, Distinguished Flying Cross and European Theatre Air Metal with 5 Clusters.
On August 26, 1950, he married Alice M Engel in Aurora, CO. She survives.
Other survivors include many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers -Andrew Irvin and Wilburn (Pete) Reid and
1 sister Katherine Lorene Burke.
Funeral service will be 10:30 am Monday, March 21st at Brenneman Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Rex Petty presiding. Military Honors will be given by the U. S. Air Force.
A private Graveside service will be held at Restlawn Cemetery with Masonic Rites given by Fargo Lodge #300.
Visitation time will be 1 – 5 pm Sunday at Brenneman Funeral Home Chapel, Liberal, KS.
Memorial contributions may be sent to charity of donor’s choice in care of Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, KS 67901.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.brennemanfuneralhome.com