James Walter Morse Reid
June 25, 1953 – August 1, 2018
Mr. James " Jim" Walter Morse Reid, 65, son of James Reid and the late Jean Reid, was born on June 25, 1953 in Washington D.C. He served in the U.S. Air Force, after which he attended Glendale community college, where he became an aircraft mechanic and had a long career at Continental (United), which he retired from. He was married to Tok Sun "Kim" Reid for 12 years.
Mr. Reid loved airplanes, and fast cars. He frequented many air shows and car shows and shared this passion with his kids. He was an avid collector, with toy cars being his most treasured. He had a warm personality to where he never met a person he couldn't talk to. He passed away unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, August 1, 2018. We believe he has been reunited with his mother Jean Reid who preceded him in rest.
He is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife Kim Reid, his father James Reid and his wife Katie Reid, his brothers John Reid and Jeff Reid, and their wives Melanie Reid and Terry Reid, his sister Carol Reid, his children Jeff Reid and his wife Erin Reid, Kevin Reid and his wife Brittany Reid, Jamie Ladewig and her husband Shaun Ladewig from his first marriage to Anita Reid, his stepchildren Marie Burch and Kimberly Clayton from his second marriage to Kim Reid, his five grandchildren and his two step-grandchildren.
- Memorial Service Monday, August 6, 2018
James Walter Morse Reid
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August 21, 2018
I met Jim in the 70's when he was stationed at Norton Air Force Base. When he got out of the service I took him to Glendale to meet my mother & her business partner. They gave Jim a job & a place to live right away. He was family right there & then & remained a good friend all these years.
Over the years friends have passed & Jim would fly back to Calif. & be the rock I needed & when my mother passed he flew out again. I remember saying to him "I can't believe you came" & he said to me "YOU CALLED". What better friend could anyone ask for? I mean.. the man had a job & family but he took the time to attend a friend in need. To me that goes above & beyond the call of duty & from that Jim thought me to be a better friend/person. I will miss his phone calls & saying "Reid-a-le-de" or hearing him say "Ms. Lewis" when I called.
My mother once told me.. the people we lose are now Angels we know.
Bless you Jim & keep an eye on us, I'll keep a place in my heart for you.
August 5, 2018
Jim would often stop by my business just to see how I was doing. He had just done so on the 31st. I am so glad he did. I will miss him. He was a very sweet and caring man who always had time to help a friend. I knew him for nearly 30 years and I never heard him say a bad thing about anyone and he was always laughing. I’ll miss you Jim. Thank you so much for continuing to think of me after I left Continental.