Calvin Graham Reid Jr. ’59

Calvin Graham Reid Jr. of Due West, a former Pawleys Island area resident, died Oct. 1 after a brief illness. He was 76.


He was born Nov. 16, 1937, in Philadelphia, the son of Graham and Florence Reid. He grew up in Charlotte and was a member of the “Classic Class” of 1955 at Myers Park High School. He earned a bachelor’s degree in English and Greek from Davidson College and a master’s in divinity from Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va.


Mr. Reid was ordained as a pastor in the Presbyterian Church USA and served as an associate pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Harrisonburg, Va. He later became an agent with New York Life and retired as a financial advisor with A.G. Edwards in Pawleys Island.


He married the former Mary Alice Farrell on Sept. 9, 1978. They lived at Pawleys Island for over 30 years. He was a member of Georgetown Presbyterian Church.

He enjoyed photography, travel and staying in touch with all his friends.


In addition to his wife of 36 years, he is survived by his sons, Graham Reid III (Gayle) and William Reid of Charleston, Stephens Farrell of Asheville, N.C., and his daughter-in-law, Janet Whitt Farrell of Greensboro, N.C.; three grandchildren, Kelly Cusick Bashor (Brad) of Pawleys Island, Whitney Farrell Pritchard (Iain) of Winchester, Va., and Will Farrell of Barnardsville, N.C.; his brothers, Edward L. Reid (Frances) of Coral Gables, Fla., and Nelson Reid (Gisela) of Wilmington, N.C.; his sister, Mary Grey Reid Morgan of South Bend, Ind.; and three great-grandchildren, Landen, Jonathan and Chloe Bashor of Pawleys Island;

His daughter, Beth Cusick, and a son, Michael Farrell, died before him.


A memorial service was held Oct. 5 in Greenwood. Memorials may be made to Hospice of the Piedmont, 408 W. Alexander Ave., Greenwood, SC 29646.




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