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Winford Donald ReidApril 23, 2017
Winford Donald Reid
Winford Donald Reid (Don), 87, of Green City died Sunday, April 23, 2017 in Kirksville, MO.
Don was born March 25, 1930 in Green City to Clarence L. and Alice M. (Stahl) Reid. In 1951, he was united in marriage to Madge (Beall) Reid.
Don graduated from Green City R-1 High School in 1948. Following graduation, he went to work briefly for J I CASE in Bettendorf, IA. He was then drafted into the United States Army in 1952 where he served in the Third Armored Division for two years in Fort Knox, KY during the Korean War.
Don went to work for MFA Oil Company in 1956, driving a tank wagon in Green City. He spent the next 40 years proudly working for MFA Oil moving up within the company before retiring in 1995 as a District Sales Manager. After retirement, he went back to work for MFA part-time for several years.
Don was an active member of his community. He was a member of the American Legion Post 365, a past member of the Green City Chamber of Commerce, Green City Board of Alderman, the Green Castle Lions Club and delivered Meals on Wheels. He was also a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Green City where he served as a Deacon, Sunday School Teacher, Sunday School Superintendent and Church bus driver for many years.
Don is survived by his wife of 65 years, Madge (Beall) Reid; a son, Barry Reid and wife, Elaine; a daughter, Janna Henry and husband, John; two granddaughters, Charity Taylor and husband, Chris; Anna Nordmeyer and husband, Phillip; and four great-grandchildren, Cooper, Carter, Chloe, and Clare Taylor as well as two nephews, one niece and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Richard Dwight Reid, a brother-in-law, James Beall and one nephew.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 25 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and Funeral Services will be Wednesday, April 26 at 2:00 p.m. at Ruschmeier Funeral Home in Green City. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, east of Green City.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Mt. Olivet Cemetery.