Joe Winston Reid was born July 21, 1908, at Delight, Arkansas, to Charles and Kate Perry Reid. He attended Delight High School, Henderson Brown College (now Henderson State University), University of Arkansas at Fayetteville, and the University of Arkansas Medical School. On June 23, 1932, Reid married Lois Belle Hennigan in Little Rock, Arkansas. After their marriage Lois worked for the Fulton County Department of Social Services and Joe worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) as a lieutenant.
Dr. Reid opened his medical practice in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, September 20,1934, above the Al Stephens Drug Store, and partnered with Dr. Barnett in forming the Reid-Barnett Hospital June 4, 1949. In medical matters, Reid was chief of staff at Clark County Memorial Hospital, active in the Arkansas Medical Association, and president of the Clark County Medical Society. In community affairs, he was chairman of the board of the Arkadelphia Federal Savings and Loan Association, member of the board of the Bank of Delight, member of the board of Henderson State College. He also served as elder of the First Presbyterian Church and on the board of the Presbyterian Foundation of Arkansas.
Dr. Reid died December 16, 1970, and was buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Lois Reid died February 18, 2010, and was also buried at Rose Hill.
Joe Winston Reid Papers. Riley-Hickingbotham Library Archives and Special Collections, Ouachita Baptist University, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.