James Reese

October 4, 1934 - October 17, 2018
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James Edward Reese, 84, of New Philadelphia, died on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Truman House (Community Hospice), following a period of declining health.

He was born on October 4, 1934 and raised in Roswell, Ohio. His parents were the late Elizabeth “Lizzie” (McKnight) and Edward “Bailey” Reese.

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James Edward Reese, 84, of New Philadelphia, died on Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at the Truman House (Community Hospice), following a period of declining health.

He was born on October 4, 1934 and raised in Roswell, Ohio. His parents were the late Elizabeth “Lizzie” (McKnight) and Edward “Bailey” Reese.

Jim was a 1953 graduate of New Philadelphia High School. He was a member of the Quaker basketball, football and track teams. One of the memorial football lockers at the Quaker Stadium was named in his honor.

He was a member of the First United Methodist Church in New Philadelphia for many years, and he also attended the Otterbein United Methodist Church in recent years.

Jim married Barbara (Major) on March 19, 1955, and they resided in the New Philadelphia area during their entire 63 years of marriage. In addition to his wife, he is survived by a daughter, Jamie (Ken) Miller of Fayetteville, Georgia; a son, Brad (Cheryl) Reese of Pomeroy, Ohio; a grand-daughter, Kellie (Jonathan) McCormick of McDonough, Georgia; a sister, Ramona Erwin of New Philadelphia; sisters-in-law, Salli White of Norman, Oklahoma and Nancy Reese of Louisville, Ohio; his close friend and buddy, Randy (Jodi) Yoder of Atwood Lake; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He will also be missed by his pet dog, Cocoa.
He was preceded in death by his two brothers, Lindwood and Raymond, and a sister, Margaret.

Jim was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns, Cavaliers and Indians, and he also enjoyed Akron Zips football. He camped for many summers at Atwood Lake. He also enjoyed getting together with longtime friends on Saturday mornings at the Roswell General Store.

He was employed by Porter Plumbing of New Philadelphia in his early years. Later, he was the owner/operator of Reese Excavating for many years until his retirement.

Funeral arrangements will be held at the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home, 116 Second Street NE, in New Philadelphia. The family will welcome friends at a visitation, which will be held on Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 3 to 6 PM. A memorial service will be held on Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 2 PM at the funeral home with Rev. Jon Long officiating. A reception will immediately follow at the Geib Family Center.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations should be made to your favorite charity.

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Service Information

Visitation Information

Date: Saturday, October 20, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm

End Time: 6:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018

Time: 2:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Reception Information

Date: Sunday, October 21, 2018

Geib Family Center

Address:

116 2nd Street NE, New Philadelphia, OH, 44663

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Born: October 4, 1934
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Larry McBride posted on 10/28/18

Barb, Jamie & Family, So sorry to hear of Jim's passing. May you find comfort and support knowing friends you have touched support you in this difficult time. Love Larry & Jan McBride

 

Tami (Berry) Cantrell posted on 10/20/18

To Barb, family and friends, I am so sorry for your loss! It truly saddens my heart when we loose such a great person! My thoughts and prays are with you all! My deepest sympathy??

 

Ruth Berry posted on 10/20/18

Dear Barb, family and friends, I pray God will comfort you through the loss of Jim! I am so sorry I can't be there at the service because of my accident. Sincerely, Ruth Berry

 

Steven l. Cline posted on 10/18/18

I still to this day treasure the days we first met. .... Brad's college football years. We have been friends ever since. I am going to miss you big Jim. Friends always ...love Steve

 

Jayna DiGenova posted on 10/18/18

Dear Barb & family, Our sincerest condolences in the loss of Jim. You will be in our thoughts & prayers during this time! Love & blessings, The DiGenova’s Web, Faye, & Jayna Hilton Head, SC

 

Barbara Ball posted on 10/18/18

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

 

Doug Stafford posted on 10/18/18

Barb sorry for your loss. had many good times over the years with Jim

 

Janet Roll Archer posted on 10/18/18

My deepest sympathy to you, Barb, and to your family. Who can forget Jim’s outstanding athletic ability plus his good looks! A sad goodbye to one of my favorite classmates.

 

Jim Watson posted on 10/18/18

One of my sports heroes as a youngster. May you Rest In Peace Jim. My prayers and condolences to you and your family Barb.

 

Kevin and Wendy Barrick posted on 10/18/18

Our thoughts and Prayers to the entire family. The good memories you have of your years together will help you in this time.

 

Robin Geissinger posted on 10/17/18

I always liked Mr. Reese. He was always smiling and would speak to me no matter where he saw me, even many years after playing ball with Brad. He was never one of "those" parents. He knew his kids could take care of themselves. He was a good dude and I respected him. My prayers to the family.

 

Charlene Cravens posted on 10/17/18

Brad, Cheryl and family Our sympathy on the loss of your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Gary&Charlene Cravens, Athens, OH

 

Kim and Charlyn Menapace posted on 10/17/18

Our sympathy to the Reese family.

 

Kim and Charlyn Menapace posted on 10/17/18

Our deepest sympathy to the Reese family.

 

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