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610 S. Duncan St.
Stillwater, OK 74074
Phone: (405) 372-5550
Fax: (405) 372-5608
Karl Reid

Karl Nevelle Reid Jr.

Wednesday October 10, 1934 - Wednesday April 14, 2021
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Dr. Karl N. Reid, Jr, 86, the longest serving dean of the College of Engineering, Architecture and Technology at Oklahoma State University, died at his home in Stillwater, OK, on April 14, 2021.
Visitation will be 8:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. on Friday April 23, 2021 and Saturday, April 24, 2021 at Strode Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 24, 2021 at the University Heights Baptist Church in Stillwater.

He was dean from 1986-2011, and head of the School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering at OSU from 1976-1986.

Born in Fayetteville, AR in 1934, he grew up in Tulsa, and attended Will Rogers High School. He received his B.S. and M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from OSU. He served in the Army Reserves briefly, and later received a Science Doctorate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology on a Ford Fellowship. He was an associate professor at MIT for four years before returning to Stillwater to work at OSU in 1964.

He founded several research institutions affiliated with OSU, was elected a Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (1983) and the American Society for Engineering Education (1999). He was awarded the ASME Centennial Medallion, and selected as the Outstanding Engineer in Oklahoma (1988). Among his academic credentials are four U.S. patents, and 40 journal papers.

He was passionate about his students and his university. He liked to tell stories of his travels around the world and was active in the church and in the community.

In 1956 he married Verna Lou Westmoreland in Tulsa, OK, and remained married for 64 years. He is survived by his wife; his son Ryan, wife Patty, their daughter Zoe; and his son Darren, wife Carolina, their daughter Violet, their sons Truman and Cooper.

In lieu of flowers please consider donating to the Karl Reid Scholarship Fund. 26-86500. OSU Foundation attn. Ty Ropp.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 | 8:00am - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Location
    Strode Funeral Home
    Address
    610 South Duncan Street
    Stillwater, OK 74074
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, April 24th, 2021 | 8:00am - 8:00pm
    When
    Saturday, April 24th, 2021 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Location
    Strode Funeral Home
    Address
    610 South Duncan Street
    Stillwater, OK 74074
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  • Service

    Saturday, April 24th, 2021 | 2:00pm
    When
    Saturday, April 24th, 2021 2:00pm
    Location
    University Heights Baptist Church
    Address
    323 South Knoblock Street
    Stillwater, OK 74074
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Neta Hodges

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Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. May God be with you through this difficult time. Dean Karl Reid was an exceptional person. I worked for/with him for most of my years that I worked in the CEAT. He cared for those he worked with. He will be missed by many. Neta Hodges and Retha Hodges
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Pat Jones

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R.I.P. Dr. Reid, we lost a very, very good man!! Pat Jones, Tulsa
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