William Reid

REID, Mr. William H. “Bill,” of Indian Land, South Carolina, died on February 28, 2013.

He was a member of Transformation 521 Church.

He was born July 15, 1932, in Delbarton, WV.

He was preceded in death by Richard and Bern ice Pell Hollandsworth Reid. In addition to his father and birth mother of three years, he was also preceded in death by a wonderful loving step- mother of 62 years, Edythe L. Hagy Reid.

He was a retired Federal Coal Mine Inspector with 35 years of civilian service and two years in The United States Marine Corps. He was well known throughout the mining community in West Virginia, Kentucky, Virginia and Pennsylvania due to involvement in mine fires/ explosions and recovery operation. He was an original Charter Member of the U.S. Mine Safety and Health Administrations first mine rescue team, and he was also member of the Veterans of Mine Rescue Pittsburgh District. He retired in January 2005 as an Education and Training Specialist after having positions of Coal Mine Inspector, Supervisor Inspector and Assistant District Manager.

Survivors include his loving wife of 50 years, Sandra Faulkner Reid; also surviving are daughters, Deborah and husband, Richard Greene, of Wheeling, WV and Patty Mucheck of Charleston, WV; sons, Bill and wife, Sis, of Fairmont, WV, Michael and wife, Susan, of Wheeling, WV, Eli and wife, Eva, of Charlotte, NC, and Erik and wife, Dionne, of Myrtle Beach, SC. Two sisters, Donna Mezzico and Sandra Kay Cser, three brothers, Jim, Dick and Jack; also surviving are 14 grandchildren with the 15th due in September and seven great-grandchildren.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m., Monday, March 4, 2013, at Palmetto Funeral Home, 2049 Carolina Place Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29708.

The family will receive friends from 11-1 p.m. at Palmetto Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Transformation Church Building Fund, 9030 Northfield Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29707.

On-line condolences to the family may be made at www.palmettofh.com.

The family of Mr. Reid is being served by Palmetto Funeral Home and Crematory of Fort Mill, SC.