In memory of
Roger Hilton Reid
In memory of
Roger Hilton Reid
Roger Hilton Reid, loving husband, father and grandfather, died August 24th from COVID-19 which he contracted while in the care of The Legacy at Willow Bend. He was 87 years old. His death in no way defined his extraordinary life. Character, integrity, initiative, compassion and a strong faith were hallmarks of Roger throughout his entire life. Roger was born June 19, 1933, to Earl and Charlotte Reid in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A child of the Great Depression, Roger learned early the value of hard work and sacrifice while steadfastly maintaining an optimistic outlook. Roger graduated from Will Rogers High School, where he excelled in academics and sports. His athletic prowess earned him a football scholarship as quarterback to Bacone Indian College. He served as a Private in the Sixth Armored Division of the United States Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Tulsa with a BA in journalism in 1957. Roger first passion was baseball – he played shortstop and third base. His love of baseball led him to the love of his life. Roger met Pat Hawkins in Coffeyville, Kansas, while he was playing summer semi-pro baseball. They married December 11, 1953 and enjoyed 66 wonderful years together. Pat and Roger were true partners – in work, on the golf course or tennis court, and in life. Roger and Pat were blessed with two daughters, Rebecca Ann and Lori Lynne. They were active members at Royal Haven Baptist Church where Roger was a Sunday School Superintendent and coached the girls' softball team to several North Dallas Championships. He served as PTA President at the girls' elementary, junior high and high schools. Roger was a loving father, sharing his daughters' interests – listening and providing strong and gentle guidance. He found more joy in the successes of his family than his own. Roger was a reporter for the Tulsa World newspaper before becoming Director of Public Relations for the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce. In 1960, Roger joined Southern Gas Association in Dallas, where he devoted his career to linking people, ideas and information to strengthen the Natural Gas Industry. He began as Managing Director at SGA and then served 18 years as President before retiring in 1996. While at SGA, Roger served as Vice Chairman of the American Society of Association Executives and also as a board member for the Southwest Research Institute. Roger's professional success was surpassed only by the strength and breadth of the lifelong friendships he and Pat made with members and associates. Roger was an accomplished golfer, winning numerous tournaments and scoring several holes-in-one, but he most enjoyed rounds with Pat, his grandson Jonathan, family and close friends. In retirement, Roger and Pat were members of Prestonwood Baptist Church and served as leaders of the Bent Tree Village Homeowners' Association. They were actively involved in political campaigns supporting traditional American values. Roger and Pat loved spending time with their grandchildren. Each of Papa Dallas' grandchildren described him as one of the most loving, kind, gentle and encouraging men they have ever known. He was loved and adored by all his family. Roger was predeceased by his wife Pat, his parents, sister Delores and beloved brother Harlan. Roger is survived by his daughter Becky Borders and husband Steve; his daughter Lori and husband Gordon; his five grandchildren: Jonathan Borders and wife Amy; Elizabeth Combs and husband Jonathan; Rachel Wilkerson and husband Jon Harrison; Ellen Wilkerson and Caroline Wilkerson; his three great-grandchildren, Reid Borders, Graham Borders and Calvin Harrison; and many much loved in-laws, nieces and nephews. A private family graveside service was held at Sparkman/Hillcrest Memorial Park. In Roger's memory, donations may be made to the following charities: Make-A-Wish North Texas: https://ntx.wish.org. North Texas Food Bank: https://give.ntfb.org.
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Dallas, TX 75225
In memory of
Roger Hilton Reid
Roger Hilton Reid, loving husband, father and grandfather, died August 24th from COVID-19 which he contracted while in the care of The Legacy at Willow Bend. He was 87 years old. His death in no way defined his extraordinary life. Character, integrity, initiative, compassion and a strong faith were hallmarks of Roger throughout his entire life. Roger was born June 19, 1933, to Earl and Charlotte Reid in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A child of the Great Depression, Roger learned early the value of hard work and sacrifice while steadfastly maintaining an optimistic outlook. Roger graduated from Will Rogers High School, where he excelled in academics and sports. His athletic prowess earned him a football scholarship as quarterback to Bacone Indian College. He served as a Private in the Sixth Armored Division of the United States Army at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. He graduated from the University of Tulsa with a BA in journalism in 1957. Roger first passion was baseball – he played shortstop and third base. His love of baseball led him to the love of his life. Roger met Pat Hawkins in Coffeyville, Kansas, while he was playing summer semi-pro baseball. They married December 11, 1953 and enjoyed 66 wonderful years together. Pat and Roger were true partners – in work, on the golf course or tennis court, and in life. Roger and Pat were blessed with two daughters, Rebecca Ann and Lori Lynne. They were active members at Royal Haven Baptist Church where Roger was a Sunday School Superintendent and coached the girls' softball team to several North Dallas Championships. He served as PTA President at the girls' elementary, junior high and high schools. Roger was a loving father, sharing his daughters' interests – listening and providing strong and gentle guidance. He found more joy in the successes of his family than his own. Roger was a reporter for the Tulsa World newspaper before becoming Director of Public Relations for the United States Junior Chamber of Commerce. In 1960, Roger joined Southern Gas Association in Dallas, where he devoted his career to linking people, ideas and information to strengthen the Natural Gas Industry. He began as Managing Director at SGA and then served 18 years as President before retiring in 1996. While at SGA, Roger served as Vice Chairman of the American Society of Association Executives and also as a board member for the Southwest Research Institute. Roger's professional success was surpassed only by the strength and breadth of the lifelong friendships he and Pat made with members and associates. Roger was an accomplished golfer, winning numerous tournaments and scoring several holes-in-one, but he most enjoyed rounds with Pat, his grandson Jonathan, family and close friends. In retirement, Roger and Pat were members of Prestonwood Baptist Church and served as leaders of the Bent Tree Village Homeowners' Association. They were actively involved in political campaigns supporting traditional American values. Roger and Pat loved spending time with their grandchildren. Each of Papa Dallas' grandchildren described him as one of the most loving, kind, gentle and encouraging men they have ever known. He was loved and adored by all his family. Roger was predeceased by his wife Pat, his parents, sister Delores and beloved brother Harlan. Roger is survived by his daughter Becky Borders and husband Steve; his daughter Lori and husband Gordon; his five grandchildren: Jonathan Borders and wife Amy; Elizabeth Combs and husband Jonathan; Rachel Wilkerson and husband Jon Harrison; Ellen Wilkerson and Caroline Wilkerson; his three great-grandchildren, Reid Borders, Graham Borders and Calvin Harrison; and many much loved in-laws, nieces and nephews. A private family graveside service was held at Sparkman/Hillcrest Memorial Park. In Roger's memory, donations may be made to the following charities: Make-A-Wish North Texas: https://ntx.wish.org. North Texas Food Bank: https://give.ntfb.org.
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Sparkman/Hillcrest Funeral Home & Memorial Park
7405 West Northwest Highway
Dallas, TX 75225
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