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William Morgan Reid, 84, of Barrackville, WV, died in the loving arms of his family and Masonic brethren on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at Fairmont General Hospital. He was born September 12, 1923 in Chiefton, West Virginia, a son of the late Robert B. and Elizabeth Morgan Reid. He is also preceded in death by his wife, Arlene "Teckie" Reid, who died March 16, 2007.
Mr. Reid was a member of the Bethesda Baptist Church in Barrackville. He served in the United States Navy from 1943-1946 during World War II as a Pharmacist Mate. Mr. Reid retired from Bethlehem Mine Corporation as a Coal Preparation Plant Foreman. He was a member of the AF&AM Lodge #9 in Fairmont where he was a Past Master of the Lodge and served for many years as a coach; was a 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Mason, Wheeling Consistory; York Rite Knights Templar Degree Mason, Fairmont; Member of the Order of the Eastern Star #34 in Fairmont, and was a member of the AAONMS, Osiris Temple in Wheeling.
Survivors include one sister, Fleda Arlene Reid Moore of Fairmont; one half sister, Agnes Cohen of Pottstown, Pennsylvania; beloved cousin, Jane Haynes and her husband Tom of Fairmont; one dear friend, Pola Honce of Bridgeport; many nieces and nephews and thousands of Masonic family.
In addition to his parents and wife, he is preceded in death by two uncles, John and Edward Morgan
Friends may call the Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Chapel, 1410 Country Club Rd., Fairmont, on Thursday, May 15, 2008 from 6:00- 9:00 PM, Friday, May 16, 2008 from 3:00 to 9:00 PM and on Saturday, May 17, 2008 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. The Order of the Eastern Star #34 will perform ritualistic services on Friday at 7:00 PM in the funeral home. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home on Saturday, May 17, 2008 at 11:00 AM with Pastor David Cyphers and Reverend Joshua Patty officiating. Interment will follow at the Beverly Hills Memorial Gardens in Westover, West Virginia. The AF&AM Lodge #9 will perform ritualistic Masonic graveside services. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Bethesda Baptist Church, PO Box 118, Barrackville, WV 26559. Online condolences may be made at www.fordfuneralhomes.com.
PS - Food & drink provided at Friday visitation - We know everybody's gonna want to shoot the breeze & tell stories about Bill - He'll like that.