Jim Reese

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Jim Reese, 86, of Prairie Grove, Ark., passed away Friday, March 9, 2012, in Fayetteville.

He was born Jan. 19, 1926, in Rector, Ark., to Robert Lee Reese and Hinda (Bell) Reese. He was retired from Campbell Bell and Crescent Department Stores.

He was very active with the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, Kiwanis Club, First Christian Church of Fayetteville and was a U.S. Air Corp veteran.

He was preceded in death by his parents; great grandchild, Zane Wyatt Reese, and two sisters, Fran and Kay.

He is survived by his wife, Bettye Reese; two sons, Don Reese and wife Dorothy of Kanas, Okla., and Richard Reese and wife Kim of Springdale, Ark.; one brother, Ronnie Reese; two sisters, Estelle Sharr and Robille Ward; four grandchildren, Matt Reese, Megan Reese, Heather Reese and Hailee Reese, and three great-grandchildren, Caden, Zander and Cooper.

Visitation was from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, March 12, at Moore's Chapel.

Funeral services were held 10 a.m. Tuesday, March 13, at First Christian Church in Fayetteville with Rev. Ryan Pfeiffer officiating. Burial followed at Prairie Grove Cemetery in Prairie Grove, Ark.

Memorial contributions may be made to First Christian Church, 220 North College Ave., Fayetteville, AR 72701.

To sign the online guest book please visit www.mooresfuneralchapel.com

Arrangements were under the direction of Moore's Chapel of Fayetteville.