PRINCETON, W. Va. – Former Williamson resident James B. “Jim” Reid, 80, now of Princeton, W.Va., passed away on Thursday, January 7, 2016 at his home.
Jim was born in Ragland, W.Va., which is near Delbarton.
Reid served as city councilman in the city of Williamson and also was a member of the West Virginia Legislature, representing the people of Mingo County in the House of Delegates.
He was a 1952 graduate of Williamson High School. Reid was a retired a coal miner and also worked for the West Virginia Department of Highways. Jim was also a member of the UMWA and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.
Jim and his family resided in West Williamson for many years. He was active with the youth leagues of the area. The Little League baseball field is named for his late son, James “Brother” Reid, who lost a bout with cancer at an early age in the 1970s.
Jim loved his family and friends and enjoyed watching the West Virginia University Mountaineers.
There will be a memorial service at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at the Grace Baptist Temple in Williamson, W. Va. with the Rev. Ron Sanger officiating. The complete obituary is on page A2.
(Kyle Lovern is the Editor for the Williamson Daily News. He can be contacted at [email protected] or at 304-235-4242, ext. 2277 or on Twitter @KyleLovern.)