Robert Howell Reid Jr.

Robert H. Reid, Jr. (Bob), 85, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Sunday, March 8, 2020, at Palms Care Home in Las Vegas, Nevada.  He was born January 12, 1935 in Montgomery, Alabama, the son of Robert H. Reid, Sr. and Anna C. (Buckberg) Reid.  In June of last year Bob and Betty celebrated 64 years of marriage.

Bob graduated Auburn University in Alabama with a degree in Aeronautical Engineering. After graduation he and his wife, Betty Jean (Weaver) Reid, moved to Southern California to begin their life together and raise their family of three children.  Bob worked for the Autonetics Division of North American Aviation Inc. (later Rockwell International and then Boeing North American) as a Comptroller in their Space, Submarine and Automotive programs, as well as Vice President of Sabreliner, a division of Rockwell, in St. Louis, Missouri.  After his initial retirement from Rockwell in 1985, Bob accepted an offer to work with Rockwell Defense Systems in Australia’s construction of 6 Collins Class Submarines, and he and Betty moved to Sydney, Australia, from 1987-1990.

In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by four sisters, Patricia Crowell, Janice Burton, Edith Christy and Margaret Ann Reid-Burin.  Surviving are his wife Betty, their three children, seven grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren:


Haden (Randy) Reid (married to Lesa Kinnamon Reid)

Dianne Frances Reid

Robert (Rob) Kyle Reid



Stephanie Lynne (Reid) Lapsley

Robyn LeAnne Reid

David Benjamin Reid

Mattison Noelle Reid

Avery Elizabeth Reid

Reagan Kyleigh Reid

Kendall Randa Reid


Great Grandchildren:

Eleanor Sadie-Ruth Lapsley

Kaden Jackson Reid

Koen Benjamin Reid

Wyatt Knox Reid

Nolen Canyon Reid

The family remembers Bob Reid (Uncle Bob) as a man of excellent character and integrity, a cheerful personality, and a compassionate soul. He was a loving dad and faithful husband.  Bob and his sisters are dearly missed by a very large and extended family to whom they gave all their love and faith and hope.

May they be gathered around God’s throne, celebrating together even now, and forevermore.


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  • Maureen Carson
    March 24, 2020 5:33 pm

    Bob and Betty were neighbors to my parents (Glenn and Judy) in the late 50s/very early 60s. They remained friends and I have lots of memories of our families getting together before they moved from California to Missouri. Bob and Betty were living near Sydney when my husband and I honeymooned in Australia in late 1980s and they hosted us for a night out one evening. I will remember him as a kind man with a constant twinkle in his eye. My hugs and love to Dianne, Randy and Rob.

  • My sincerest sympathy to the entire family. Bob and Betty Reid were dear friends for over 50 years. We interchanged hosting lots of parties, cook outs, birthday celebrations and holiday celebrations. Bob was a kind and considerate man. His presence on earth will be greatly missed.

    • Thank you, Patty. You’re one of the last people who continued to call Dad – when he was still himself, and loved reliving old memories with you. Much love, Dianne


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