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Mr. James Edward Reid Obituary


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“May God Bless the family of Mr. James Reid during this difficult time. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Janice Wylie - Columbia, SC

“Dear Sweet Sue, please know that our prayers are with you and your family at this time. It's never easy to loose someone you love, but oh how...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Rick and Louisa Benton - Cayce, SC

“Our sympathy goes out to your family. Jim was a special friend to our Mother and we value the time they spent together at Forest Pines. We are...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Elizabeth Dimmery Krawczyk - SC

“Sue, we are thinking of you and praying for you today. We are grateful for the testimony of your father's life and service to God and to our...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Bill and Kathy Haupt - Columbia, SC

“Dear Sue, Mike and Family: We were sorry to hear of your father's passing Sue, please know you remain in our thoughts and prayers during this...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Robert & Kim Ward & Ann Bohler

“Daddy, I love you. I thought we'd be spending Thanksgiving and Christmas together; but God had a better plan. You'll be spending them with Him. I...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Rosemary Wilk - AUGUSTA, GA

“With Love, Honor, and respect. You were loved and you still are, We will miss you. Your youngest Mary Anne ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Mary Anne Antley - Columbia, SC

“Jim will be missed. He was a sweet, nice person, Always doing things for people. My prayers go out to the family, God Bless you all ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Peggy Been - Columbia , SC

“The staff of Dunbar Funeral Home extends deepest sympathy to the Reid family. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Joey Tanner - Columbia, SC


COLUMBIA - In the early morning of Friday, November 9, 2012, James Edward "Jim" Reid was gently taken to his new residence in Heaven. Daddy, we are so happy for you. Thank you, Lord, for your gift of salvation.
A service celebrating his life will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Monday, November 12, 2012, at Dunbar Funeral Home, Devine Street Chapel. The Rev. Michael Ondera, Jim's son-in-law, will be conducting the service. The family will receive friends prior to the service starting at 2:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Greenlawn Memorial Park with full military honors.
Jim was born in Kansas City, Missouri on December 22, 1925, the oldest child of Ruby Davidson Reid and James H. Reid. Jim was a proud, disabled and decorated veteran, serving his country in the Marine Corps in World War II in the Pacific and in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and in the Vietnam War. After his retirement from the military, he graduated from Eastern Oklahoma State College with a degree in Applied Science. He moved to Columbia in 1977 and began a career with Anchor Continental, where he worked for more than 15 years.
Jim was a man of integrity and a hard worker. He was generous and had a heart for the poor. He loved his family and was thankful for every single thing done for him. A member of Shandon Baptist Church, Jim's personal relationship with Jesus Christ was evident in all aspects of his life.
He enjoyed residing at the Forest Pines Retirement Residence for the last two and a half years. Jim loved spending time with his close friend, Irene Dimmery, with whom he had a special bond.
He was predeceased by his wife, Pok Sun "Hope" Reid and his parents. Surviving are his daughters, Rosemary Wilk and her husband, Gene Wilk, of Augusta, Georgia, Susan Ondera and her husband, Michael Ondera, of Columbia, Mary Anne Antley and her husband, Steve Antley, of Columbia; sister, Mary Ellen Schnetzer of Independence, Missouri; grandchildren, Christina Williams, Geoffrey Wilk and his wife, Raya Carson, Tracie Ondera, Shanda Kesler and her husband, Todd Kesler, Elisabeth Graham and her husband, Bothwell Graham IV, Alesa Kim Barajas, Delia Hope Barajas, Audrey Rose Barajas and Cody Antley; great-grandchildren, Tristan Penn, Trent Williams, Ansleigh Wilk and Kymberlee Zigila; Uncle Joe Davidson; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A special thanks to those at the VA Hospital for the excellent care given to Jim over the years and especially the compassionate care from the Hospice Unit.
Memorials may be made to Jim's favorite charity, World Vision, ATTN: In memory of James E. Reid, PO Box 9716, Federal Way, WA 98063-9716.