John E. Reese, age 93 of Brazil, died at 7:45 p .m. Saturday, June 11, 2005, at Holly Hill Healthcare in Brazil.
He was born November 23, 1911 in Terre Haute, Indiana. He was the son of John and Ethel Auten Reese. He married Lillian Harris April 20, 1936. They were maried 63 years until her death in 2000.
He served in the U.S. Army until 1931 and during World War II John returned to military service with the U.S. Navy from February of 1944 until November of 1945.
John was employed for 32 years at the Terre Haute Gas Company whre he served as the manager for the Brazil office. After his retirement, John entered the ministry and served as a pastor at Wesleyan Churches in Cannellton, Sanford, Seelyville and Greencastle, Indiana. He was a member of Jackson Street Wesleyan Church and enjoyed fishing and hunting.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Lillian; one son, John Robert "Bob" Reese; one grandchild, Johanna Higgenbotham and seven siblings.
He is survived by one sister, Wilma Mae Reese of Brazil; one daughter, Norma Bunton of Brazil; one son, Larry Reese and wife Sandra of Frisco, Texas; 11 grandchilden, Jeff Lohrman, Mike Clifton, Rhonda Swisher, Karen Trout, Ronnie Lohrman, Doug Reese, Kelly Hazelwood, John Reese, Tea Lunsford, Robbie Sutherland, and Cindy Higgens; 21 great-grandchildren and 10 great-great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday June 14th at Moore Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday with Rev. Estel Stewart officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery with military honors by the American Legion Post 2 and the VFW Post 127 Honor Guard.
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