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Gary Boyd Reid

Gary Boyd Reid, 75, passed away on October 26, 2015 in Edmond, Oklahoma. He was born in Ft. Smith, Arkansas on March 4, 1940 to S. Boyd and Thelma Reid. He graduated from Guthrie High School in 1959 and from Oklahoma State University in 1964, where he played third base for the Cowboys from 1961-1963.

Gary entered the U.S. Navy upon graduation from Officer Candidate School in Newport, Rhode Island in 1964 and rose to the rank of Captain of the U.S. Naval Reserves before retiring from the Reserves in 1995. In 1998, Gary was inducted into the Guthrie High School Athletic Hall of Fame for his outstanding athletic achievements in football, baseball, basketball and track. After a long career as an accountant, Gary retired from OCT Equipment in 2005 to play golf and spend time with his grandsons. In his retirement, Gary loved to play golf and drink coffee with his buddies from Kickingbird Golf Course. Gary loved NASCAR and to celebrate his retirement, his daughter took him to “Speed Week” in Daytona, Florida for the 50th running of the Daytona 500 in February 2008. Gary also loved to attend any and all OSU sporting events in Stillwater with his daughter’s family every chance he could get, especially OSU football, baseball, basketball, wrestling, golf and women’s tennis.

Gary was preceded in death by his father, Boyd Reid. He is survived by his mother, Thelma Reid of Edmond, daughter Jennifer Grigsby and her husband, Steve Grigsby of Edmond; son, Russell Reid of Oklahoma City; and grandsons, Reid and Jack Grigsby and Jared Kerr and his wife Alicin. A memorial service will be held at Henderson Hills Baptist Church at 3:00pm on Thursday, October 29, 2015. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Gary’s name to the Gary B. Reid Endowed Baseball Scholarship at the Oklahoma State University Foundation at or 400 S. Monroe, Stillwater, Oklahoma 74075.

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