Clayton E. Reid Worked for Orioles

January 06, 1991

Services for Clayton E. Reid, a retired equipment manager for the Baltimore Orioles, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Hubbard Funeral Home Inc., 4107 Wilkens Ave.

Mr. Reid, who had homes in Ellicott City and Ocean City, died Thursday of congestive heart failure at his home in Ocean City. He was 71.

Born in Newport News, Va., he attended public schools there and joined the U.S. Army in 1940, serving during World War II.

After his discharge in 1945, Mr. Reid worked on a tugboat in Norfolk, Va. He later worked as a driver-operator with the fire department at Little Creek Amphibious Base in Virginia before beginning his baseball career.

Mr. Reid was the equipment manager with the Kansas City Athletics from 1956 to 1961. He joined the Orioles in 1961 and retired in 1983. During his career, he was involved in several World Series.

Mr. Reid is survived by his wife of 37 years, the former Doris C. Roth; a son, James H. Reid of Woodbine; a daughter, Judith A. Peddicord of Ellicott City; two sisters, Winifred Staples and Ruby Lee Huddleston, both of Norfolk, and three grandchildren.

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