James Reid was born to the late Ozellmon Cook Reid and James LeRoy Reid on October 13, 1962, in Daytona Beach, Florida.
James attended Father Lopez Catholic School in Daytona Beach, Florida. He is also an alumni of the University of South Florida (Bachelors of Science Degree in Engineering), the University of Central Florida (Masters of Science Degree in Technology), and Nova Southeastern University (Doctorate Degree in Business Administration).
James worked in the Technology Industry as a Director of E-Commerce for 40 years before starting his own business, JLR Legacy Consulting.
James has been married to LaShon Young Reid for 35 years. James and LaShon share two daughters, Jantalle Reid (Joe) of Seattle, Washington, and Janelle Reid of Washington, DC, and one son, James Reid II (Katie) of Orlando, Florida.
James leaves behind three grandkids, Jolie Reid McKinnes, Jaelle Reid McKinnes and Journey Reid McKinnes, and one grandpup, Roosevelt Reid.
James had two sisters: Cheryl Simmonds (Reuben) of Ocoee, Florida and Gwendolyn Gregory of Clearwater, Florida. James also had one brother, Juan Reid of Zephyrhills, Florida.
James had five godchildren, Alina Chappell, John Harrell, Katelyn Harrell, Bianca Stribling, and Ayla Jones. He also had two nieces, Aysha Simmonds and Erica Simmonds and two nephews, Quintin Simmonds and James Gregory
James had a brother and sister at heart, Greg Lewis and Dora Johnson.
Lastly, James had many activities that he loved but none more than UCF. Anything UCF and his UCF Twitter Mafia friends and foes.