The Baylor family is mourning the loss of Master Teacher and longtime Baylor history professor Robert Reid, MA ’47,who died April 8 at the age of eighty-eight. Reid taught at Baylor for forty-five years, retiring from full-time teaching in 1992. He served as chair of the history department from 1977-92. He also was a longtime adviser to the Baylor Chamber of Commerce student service organization.
According to a Baylor University statement, Reid’s family has been closely connected to Baylor since the 1800s. “His great-grandfather taught mathematics on the first campus and was influential in the early development of Waco University. Reid’s grandfather was in the first graduating class of Baylor at Waco in 1887, and several other family members also have received their education at Baylor,” the statement said.
A public graveside service for Reid will be held on Friday, April 16, at 2 p.m. at Oakwood Cemetery in Waco. The prior evening, there will be a visitation from 6 to 8 p.m. at Grace Gardens Funeral Home, located at 8220 Woodway Drive.
To read a 1989 Baylor Line profile of Reid, click Faculty Profile: Prof. Robert Reid.
A Facebook group, In Loving Memory of Robert Reid, has been started for Baylor students and former students to post their memories.