Dr. Harold Reid

KSCB News - March 21, 2011 12:00 am

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