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Troy Dell “Coach” Reid

March 7, 2013

Troy Dell “Coach” Reid, 79, of Haskell passed away Wednesday, March 6. He was born Nov. 22, 1933 in Leola. Mr. Reid was a U.S. Army veteran and a member of Mount Harmony Missionary Baptist Church. He coached basketball for 38 years at several schools including Kale, Harmony Grove, Glen Rose, Leola, Guy Perkins and Atkins. Mr. Reid was preceded in death by his parents, Nat and Lottie Reid; his best friend and wife of 52 years, Louise “Lucy” Reid; three sisters, Noris West, Natalie Reid and Sally Hawkins; and a grandson, William Lee Hall, Jr.
He is survived by his son, Kevin Reid of Bentonville; daughter Karla Hall of Haskell; and six grandchildren, Jeremy Hall, Natalie Hall, Catherine Reid, Zachary Reid, Kelsie Cox and Evan Cox.
Pallbearers will be Edwin Simmons, Jerrel George, Daniel Campbell, Clifton Sheridan, Matt Lee, Pete Cotten, Randy Clift and H.D. Robinson. Honorary pallbearers will be all of his former basketball players he coached through the years.
Visitation will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, March 8, at Ashby Funeral Home.
A funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 9, at Ashby Funeral Home, with burial at Tulip Cemetery in Tulip. The Rev. Ben Palmer will be officiating.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at P.O. Box 96011, Washington D.C. 20090-6011.
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