Keep up with the latest from Baylor Line. Subscribe today.

Baylor Line is supported by our sponsors! Become one today.

Remembering Professor Robert Reid: 1922-2010

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.

ReidSmallAccording 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.

Latest from Baylor Line

Bears on Skis

Joe Gage III grew up on the water, his summer days occupied by buoys and the never-ending pursuit of the


If You Grill It, They Will Come

Hungry Wacoans and Baylor students continue to build Jake Patterson’s Yaki dreams. Teriyaki as it is known today first originated

The Great Waco Water Watch

The City of Waco’s contingency plans for keeping water flowing for residents is top of mind as Texas sizzles in

A (Suspension) Bridge Over (Brazos) Water

The Brazos River’s temperamental mood swings made the cattle driving business unreliable, difficult, and frequently dangerous. In 1866, shortly following

Waco’s Historic Houses of Worship

The Mayborn Museum special exhibit, curated by Dr. Kenneth Hafertepe, is spotlighting where residents find solace in the divine throughout

Baylor Line MAgazine

With over 75 years of storytelling under its belt, the award-winning Baylor Line Magazine is now available digitally. Support this vital, independent voice of Baylor alumni by becoming a member today!