Billy "Bub" Reid

Monday, October 3, 2016
Billy "Bub" Reid

Billy Gerald "Bub" Reid, Jr., 64, of Jonesboro, passed from this life Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at his home. Born in Leachville, he was the son of the late Billy Reid and was raised in the St. Louis, Mo., area. He was a 1970 graduate of Ritenour High School in Overland, Mo., and later served in the United States Marine Corps. Billy attended St. Louis Christian College of Theology before returning to Arkansas in 1974. He was a longtime employee of Arkansas State University and was a faithful member of Trinity Church in Jonesboro. He was a devout Christian with a heart for missionary service.

In addition to his father he was preceded in death by his grandparents, Hadley and Lena Robins, and Tom and Oleta Reid.

Survivors include his mother, Dorothy Robins Reid of Monette; one brother, John Reid of St. Charles, Mo.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jennifer and Dennis Gathright of Monette and Phyllis and Ray Sahl of O'Fallon, Mo. He also leaves three nieces, Rebecca Pederson and husband, Derek Molly Blattner and husband Justin, and Rachel Goldammer.

Funeral service will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 5, at the Howard Funeral Service Chapel in Leachville with Rev. Chad Gonzales and Rev. Rusty Bird officiating. Burial with military honors will follow in Monette Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive visitors from 10 a.m. until service time Wednesday.

Active pallbearers are Justin Blattner, Chris Hare, Jim Ed Robins, James Paul McCord, Dave Cook and Mark Gallion. Honorary pallbearers included Dennis Gathright and Ray Sahl.

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