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Leak Memory Chapel

945 Lincoln Road, Montgomery, AL

OBITUARY

Lawrence H. Reid

July 8, 1936August 8, 2019
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Lawrence H. Reid, age 83, passed away on Thursday, August 8, 2019. Lawrence was born on July 8, 1936 in Sheffield, Alabama to the late Mr. Alva Reid and Mrs. Alievia Garrison Reid. He graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1956 with a Bachelors of Engineering. He served as a Civil Engineer for the Federal Highway Administration until his retirement. He and his wife were active members of Gateway Baptist Church.

Lawrence is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Wynelle Williamson Reid; his son, Glenn Alan Reid, his wife Brigitte and their children, Zach, Virginia, and Olivia; his daughter, Linda Reid Barrett, her husband Keith and their children, Ashley, Austin, and Andrew; and his sister, Louise Cox.

Flowers will be accepted, or donations may be made in memory of Mr. Reid to the Alzheimer’s Research Foundation to honor his loving wife.

The family will receive friends and family Monday, August 12, 2019 at Leak Memory Chapel from 11:00 – 12:00 pm. A Celebration of Life Service will immediately follow at Leak Memory Funeral Home with burial at Greenwood Cemetery.

  • FAMILY

  • Wynelle Reid, Wife
  • Glenn Reid (Brigitte), Son
  • Linda Reid Barrett (Keith), Daughter
  • Zach Reid, Grandchild
  • Virginia Reid, Grandchild
  • Olivia Reid, Grandchild
  • Ashley Barrett, Grandchild
  • Austin Barrett, Grandchild
  • Andrew Barrett, Grandchild
  • Louise Cox, Sister
  • DONATIONS

  • Alzheimer's Research Foundation

Services

  • Vistiation Monday, August 12, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Monday, August 12, 2019

Memories

Lawrence H. Reid

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Mable Reid

August 10, 2019

Larry introduced me to his older brother "Tommy" who then proceeded to tell me that his name was "Tom"! That was way back in 1957. Tom and I had 58 years together and we were always grateful to Larry playing matchmaker. I lost Tom 3 years ago so I know how all of you are feeling right now. May God grant you peace, comfort and the knowledge that Larry is home with his Lord.
Love, Mable, Andy, Bill and Robin.

Rudy Umbs

August 10, 2019

Larry was such a compassionate and caring person and amazing mentor.

Larry was my first boss and forever mentor at the Bureau of Public Road (Federal Highway Administration) starting in May 1970.

Larry and Wynelle opened their home, hospitality, and hearts to my wife and me. Making these Yankees feel welcomed and loved.

Larry always beat me in basketball, tennis, and bridge. Plus Larry could recall every play, in detail, of every Vanderbilt Football and SEC football game he saw.

Larry taught me the importance of learning from the “experiences and knowledge” of the old hands. Plus keeping a file of all key work in the lower right hand drawer so when the next time came, you did not have to “reinvent the wheel.” Just had to open the draw to past and learn from it. I still have my lower left hand drawer which I went this week.

Larry always amazed me on how he could be talking about “dove hunting” or “the latest football game”, then stop in mid sentence to point out something in the design, construction, or operations to enhance safety and efficiency. And then back to the story. I tired to emulate Larry’s abilities but never could.

I will always be Larry Reid’s Highway Engineer Trainee.

Thank you Larry and Wynelle.

Rudy

Gene Jackson

August 10, 2019

On behalf of all former and many current ALDOT employees throughout the state of Alabama, we send our prayers and sympathy to Larry's family.
Many of us worked with him and will be fondly missed.
Gene Jackson
Opelika, AL.

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