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Jack Reece, age 77 of Caledonia , passed away late Saturday evening August 21st, 2010 at home.. He was born at Caledonia June 11th 1933 the son of the late Warren and Velma (Resch) Reece. He was a graduate of Caledonia High School and is a veteran of the United States Army. Immediately upon discharge from the military Jack went to work at Reece's Market in Caledonia and remained there until his recent retirement on March 19th, 2010. Jack was a faithful member of the Kirkpatrick Church of Christ. He was also a member of the "Country Gentlemen of Bucyrus and the Marionaires Barbershop Chorus for a period of time spanning over 40 years. He was also in a number of Barbershop Quartettes including the "The Four Decades Quartette". Jack loved his vegetable garden. When he wasn't in the store he could be found there. He also raised beef cattle and kept honey bees for a number of years. In his later years Barb finally got Jack to enjoy taking walks in our State Parks away from the store. His wife and family were his biggest love. On October 28th, 1955 he married Barbara Dickerson and they spent over 53 years loving one another. He is also survived by his two sons and daughters-in-law, Craig & Donna Reece of Caledonia and Stephen & Kim Reece of Kirkpatrick. He is also survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Debby & Don Holler of New Albany and Terri & Bill Searcy of Bucyrus. Bine grandchildren will remember him fondly; Kellie Ferguson, Matt Reece, Alicia Balbo, Dave & Doug Weinandy, Jessi & Jake Holler, Seth & Trent Reece. Three great grandchildren and numerous nieces & nephews. Jack was preceded in death by his son Greg "Teddy" Reece in 1997 and his brother and sister-in-law Gene and Tiny Reece.
A Celebration of Jack's life will be held on Wednesday August 25th, 2010 at the Kirkpatrick Church of Christ at 10:30 a.m. with Donald Kelly officiating. Interment will follow in Caledonia Cemetery . Friends may call at the Timson Allen & Melroy Funeral Home in Caledonia on Tuesday from 1 - 4 and 6 - 9. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Kirkpatrick Church of Christ or the Quality of Life Hospice of Marion General Hospital.
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