Ora Reid

Jan 15th 11:00 am - 11:00 am
US Navy
MRC - Darl Easton
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Mission Summary



Military Veteran 

Military Branch 

United States Navy 

Military Service 

Served as a Chaplain’s Assistant from September 1948 and discharged September 1949 

Mission Segments 

Funeral Service, Procession, Interment Service 


Link to Obituary 

Obituary Text 

Ora Mae Reid went to be with her Lord and Savior on January 6, 2020 at the age of 92. She spent her last days in Irving, Texas.

She was born to John W. Windham and Ora Murray in Italy, Texas on November 11, 1927. She graduated from Forest Avenue High School, Dallas, Texas in 1945. Ora Mae joined the U.S. Navy where she served as a Chaplain’s Assistant from September 1948 and discharged September 1949.

Ora Mae married Oakley C. Reid, April 16, 1949 in Beverly, Massachusetts. After her discharge they moved to Dallas where they raised their four daughters: Carla Almond of Mansfield, Texas; Dee Dee Dawson and her husband Larry of De Soto, Texas; Becky Dietz of Irving, Texas; and Abbey Carlberg of Midlothian, Texas. Ora Mae and Oakley were married 47 years before Oakley preceded Ora Mae in death on February 7, 1997. They had seven grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren, one of which preceded her in death.

Ora Mae was a member of First Missionary Baptist Church of Cockrell Hill. Her career began as a PBX Operator and ended as a Bookkeeper. She previously served as the Texas AMVETS State Finance Officer, and was a life member of Bell Telephone Pioneers. But she was most proud of being crowned Ms. Mature Irving 2015. Ora Mae leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews, family and friends who she loved dearly. 

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Darl Easton


(817) 296-5123 

Ride Captain 2 

Mike Flocken


(214) 458-4473 



Part 1



Funeral Service & Procession

Mission Date 


Staging Time 


Briefing Time


In Position/KSU Time


Starting Time 


Staging Point 

Laurel Land Funeral Home

Staging Address 

6000 R.L. Thornton

Dallas, TX 75232 

Map Link 

Link to Map

Part 1 Details 

Riders will stage at the funeral home to be briefed and to stand tall and silent as family and friends arrive. After the service begins, flags will be returned to the support vehicle. Riders not participating in the procession will be released, others will be briefed for the procession to the DFW National Cemetery. 


Escort Provided 


Yes Blaine Danyluk 



Part 2


Part 2 Segment 

Interment Service 

Part 2 Date 


Part 2 Staging Time 


Part 2 Briefing Time


Part 2 In Position/KSU Time


Part 2 Starting Time 


Part 2 Time(s) Estimated


Part 2 Staging Point

Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery

Part 2 Staging Address 

2000 Mountain Creek Pkwy

Dallas, TX 75211 

Part 2 Map Link 

Link to Map

Part 2 Details 

We will stage at the Information Center at DFW National Cemetery. After the briefing, Honor Bikes will be selected (if needed) and moved to the staging lane. Remaining riders will proceed to the designated shelter to set the flags and await the arrival of the procession. Riders will stand tall and silent during the interment service. After the service, flags will be returned to the storage locker and riders will be debriefed and dismissed.

Note: Family has asked that we provide pallbearers. 

Part 2 Support 




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Included are some potential safety concerns to be aware of, however this does not include the full scope of all potential hazards.

Anyone attending any North Texas Patriot Guard Riders mission understands that they do so at their own risk.

Funeral Processions/Escorts

EVERY RIDER IS SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety at all times while riding in a funeral procession. 

At NO TIME are any riders authorized to block any intersection or otherwise block or impede traffic laws in any way.  Only Law Enforcement officials are authorized to block and/or impeded the lawful flow of traffic.

If you choose to fly a flag on your bike you are SOLELY RESPONSIBLE for ensuring it is secured and not a danger to any other rider or traffic. 

High Temperatures

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Begin drinking water the night before.  Drink water when you wake up and continue drinking water all day to ensure your body stays hydrated.

North Texas Patriot Guard Riders

The Patriot Guard Riders is a 100% volunteer, federally registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which ensures dignity and respect at memorial services honoring fallen active duty military, first responders and honorably discharged veterans.

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