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