Burl James Reese, age 86, of Morganton, passed away Saturday, May 26, 2018 at his residence. He was born on June 22, 1931 in Johnson County, TN to the late Ed H. and Sarah Johnson Reese. Mr. Reese was also preceded in death by his daughter Brenda Reese Wallace, one brother; Arvil Reese and one sister; Jewel Reese.
Mr. Reese was a retired farmer and Inspector with Bernhardt Furniture. Mr. Reese was a loving and devoted husband and father, and adored his grandchildren dearly. He loved his Lord and Savior and was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors include his wife of 60 years, Nola Price Reese of the home; one son, Joel “JC” Reese of Granite Falls; one daughter, Tracy Reese Watson and husband Michael “Weezie” of Lenoir. He is also survived by one brother; Johnny Reese and wife JoAnn of Mountain City, TN; two sisters, Marie Reese Mast of Cove Creek, NC, and Betty Reese Lewis of Callahan, FL. The special joys of his life were his grandchildren; Jonathan L. Wallace and wife Jessie, Jacob R. Wallace and wife Jennifer, Michelle W. Bentley and husband Dusty and Chris W. Watson. Mr. Reese also has eight great-grandchildren whom he loved dearly.
Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Greer-McElveen Funeral Home Chapel, conducted by Reverend Billy Mitchell.
Interment will immediately follow the funeral service at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens.The family will receive friends from 1-2:00 PM one hour prior to the funeral service at the funeral home.
Serving as pallbearers will be Michael Watson, Garry Wallace, Chris Watson, Dusty Bentley, Jacob Wallace and Archie Wallace.
In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, Lenoir, NC 28645.
Online condolences may be left at www.greer-mcelveenfuneralhome.com. Greer-McElveen Funeral Home and Crematory is assisting the Reese family.