Russell Eugene Reid

Russell Eugene Reid

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Death 28 Feb 2008 (aged 88)
Burial Bartlett, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 24962492 · View Source
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RUSSELL EUGENE "Coach" REID, 88, of Memphis, died on February 28 at Saint Francis Nursing Home under Hospice Care. He was born in Cotton Plant, Mississippi, the son of the late Gene and Donie Reid. Russell was a graduate of Tippah Union High School. He then attended Holmes Junior College (Goodman Branch) where he lettered in football, baseball, basketball and track. In 1995, he was taken into the Holmes Sports Hall of Fame for all four sports. Mr. Reid, a World War II veteran, served in the United States Air Force for 42 months. He then attended Ole Miss where he participated in all four sports. Upon graduation, he coached football and basketball at Itawanba Junior College, Fulton, Mississippi for two years. In 1951, he became head coach at Bartlett High School, Bartlett, TN, where re remained for 10 years. He then coached at West Point, Mississippi. In 1962, he and his family returned to Memphis where he coached at Christian Brothers High School for 23 years, retiring in 1985 due to health problems. He leaves his wife, Imogene Pannell Reid; three daughters, Rebecca Ann Reid (Bill) Farned of New Albany, MS; Lisa Camille Reid (Marty) Murphy of Seagoville, Texas, and Stacey Eugenia Reid of Parsons, TN; nine grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Reid also leaves two sisters, Hazel Reid Gordon of Hurst, Texas and Nellie Reid Rogers of Madison, Mississippi. Preceding Russell in death was one brother, Fay Reid of Ripley, Mississippi and one sister, Ruby Reid Jackson of New Albany, Mississippi. Mr. and Mrs. Reid have been members of Bartlett United Methodist Church since 1951. The family requests in lieu of flowers, that any memorials be sent to this church. Mr. Reid was for many years an active walker at the Raleigh Springs Mall and Wolfchase Galeria, and he was affectionately known as "Coach" and his wife Imogene, as "Mrs. Coach." He was also known as a great fisherman at Sardis, Tunica and especially, Grenada. Funeral services will be at Memphis Funeral Home, 3700 Germantown Parkway with interment in Memory Hill Gardens. A visitation will be held from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on March 3, and the service will immediately follow. Memphis Funeral Home Germantown Parkway Chapel (Published in The Commercial Appeal on 3/1/2008.)


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  • Created by: Carole McCaig
  • Added: 29 Feb 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 24962492
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Russell Eugene Reid (1 Feb 1920–28 Feb 2008), Find A Grave Memorial no. 24962492, citing Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Bartlett, Shelby County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by Carole McCaig (contributor 46785778) .