Semitruck 04

Willie James Reid, Jr.

November 15, 1932 ~ June 15, 2022 (age 89)


Burlington- Willie James Reid, Jr. "Sleepy", 89, transitioned on June 15, 2022, at home. He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Leola Mapp Reid. He was the son of the late James Reid, Sr. and Bertha Upsher Reid. He leaves to cherish his memory one daughter, Vickie R. Corbett (Calvin) of Greensboro; three sons, James L. Reid, III of Burlington, Kirk A. Reid (Heylin) of Nicaragua, and Burke M. Reid of Sedalia; one sister, Bertha Mae Madden of Greensboro; one sister-in-law, Dorothy M. Oliver of Burlington; a host of nieces and nephews; and his most precious gifts, his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

After many decades of working as a truck driver/switcher, he retired from Old Dominion Freight Line. He later owned and operated Reid Trucking Company. He was a member of Maple Grove Baptist Church and enjoyed telling others about his love for Jesus Christ. He enjoyed traveling and spending time with family.

A memorial service will be held at the Rich & Thompson Chapel in Burlington on Tuesday, June 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM. Burial will be held in the Rest Haven Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, please show an act of kindness towards someone.


Memorial Service
June 21, 2022

2:00 PM
Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service, Burlington
306 Glenwood Ave.
Burlington, NC 27215

Video is available for this event

© 2022 Rich and Thompson Funeral and Cremation Service. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Service | Privacy Policy