SAN ANTONIO, Texas - William Penn Reid, 73 entered into rest Thursday, February 18, 2010, at Northeast Methodist Hospital. He was born in Lincolnton, Ga. to the late Alton and Catherine Reid. William was a career military man, having retired in 1996 after serving 25 years in the military service and 14 years in civilian service with the United States Marines, Army and Air Force. While serving in the military, he was highly decorated having received the Purple Heart and the Bronze Star during the Vietnam War. William resided on Travis Rd. in Augusta Georgia until 2005, when due to illness he moved to San Antonio, TX with his son. He was affectionately and often referred to as "Sonny" or "Bill" by those who knew and loved him. He was preceded in death by his sister, Corine Leverett Reid. He is survived by his son, Kenneth P. Reid of San Antonio, TX; his daughter, Kimberly M. Reid of Chicago, IL; and his nieces, Joyce Rippey, Bassie Biggers, and Marilyn Hallman, all of Charlotte, N.C. A memorial service for William P. Reid will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010. The services will be held at Pleasant Grove CME Church located in Lincolnton, Ga. at 1:00 p.m.; Reverend Dr. Walter E. Clayton officiating.
The Augusta Chronicle-February 28, 2010