Clifton Edward Reid


Clifton Edward Reid, 77, of Amarillo, Texas passed away on May 28, 2023.

Clifton Edward Reid
Clifton Edward Reid

Services will be at 2:00 P.M., Friday, June 2, 2023, at Trinity Baptist Church with Bobby Reid officiating. Burial will be at Llano Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by Volleys for Veterans. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Amarillo Police Officers Association.

Clifton was born in Amarillo, Texas, on November 17, 1945, to Cora Lee and Percy Reid. After high school he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was honorably discharged at the rank of corporal. He then joined the Amarillo Police Department, where he served for thirty years until his retirement in 2000. During his time in the APD, he reached the rank of sergeant and received not only several personal commendations but also Policeman of the Year in 1972. After retirement, he spent time traveling, especially to Port Aransas, Texas, with Bessie and their friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bessie Marie Reid; his parents, Percy and Cora Lee Reid; his sisters, Helen Joyce Reid, Billie Sullivan, and Betty Barnett; and his brother, James A. Reid.

Survivors include his daughter, Christina Browder and husband James; son, T.C. Reid and wife Carissa; grandchildren, Kate Reid and Liam Reid; and brothers, Percy Reid Jr. and Robert Reid.

The family will receive friends from 5:30 P.M. – 7:00 P.M., Thursday, June 1, 2023, at Boxwell Brothers Funeral Home.



7 Replies to “Clifton Edward Reid”

  1. My sincere condolences to the Reid family. 

    I knew Clifton from Emerson Elementary, where he lived across the street.
    Also went to Horace Mann, and Palo Duro, where I lost contact with him.
    I was told of his service with the Amarillo Police Department, through the years.
    That is something to be VERY proud of, and I’m sure each of you are.
    May God minister to you all during the upcoming weeks, months, and years.

  2. What a great man. I worked with Mr. Reid at the City of Amarillo Parks Department. He was always calm and personable. It didn’t matter how hot it was in summer time, when he was watering trees, he always wore an old Carhartt jacket. He gave me a lot of good advice, and he often lent me his ear. He will be missed. My condolences to his family.

  3. T.C. and Christina, I am so sorry for your loss. Your Dad was one of my favorites of my Dad’s friends. He was always friendly and happy to see me. Lots of memories of him pitching back in the softball days when we were kids. The last time I saw him and your Mother they were walking at Paramount park and he wanted to know all about my life and how I was doing. I have great respect for him and the world has lost a great guy.

  4. My heart goes out to you T.C. and your family. To remember that what makes you cry today will make you smile in time, may you find peace in knowing that the love you have for them never dies. Sending hugs to all.

  5. We have a lot of memories of Cliff and with Bessie. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are so sorry for your loss.

  6. Our hearts are heavy with sorrow for this family’s loss for not only T C’s dad but for such a short time after losing his mother. So sorry, T C and family. May you hold dear the sweet memories of them both. Love ya!

  7. Christina
    I pray that you find peace after the initial shock of losing your Dad. The hurt never goes away, but it does get easier. Memories are forever!
    Love You and James.

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