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William Ralph Reese

November 5, 1949 ~ March 4, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

William Reese Obituary

Mr. William (Bill) Ralph Reese passed away on Monday, March 4, 2024 at Wake Forest Baptist Hospital. The son of the late Ralph Reese and Myrtle Dean Roark Reese. He was born in Watauga County and worked as a Vinyl Installer and diesel mechanic.

Bill was a devout Christian and was of the Baptist faith, and a member at Calvary Baptist Church in Sugar Grove, NC. Bill was “A loving husband, daddy, grandpa, and great grandpa.”  He will be sorely and greatly missed by all.

Surviving is his wife of 49 precious years, Pat Reese of the home in Vilas; one daughter Kathy-Jo Carroll (daddy’s girl) and husband Keith of Vilas; one son William Tyler Reese (daddy’s boy) of the home; one most precious granddaughter, whom he adored, Serena Oakes and husband Zachary of Elk Park; and one special great grandson Jack Clayton Oakes.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters Mary Jo Love and husband Dennis, and Peggy Presnell and husband Amos.

Funeral services will be conducted Monday, March 11, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. in Austin & Barnes Funeral Home. Officiating will be Pastors Ray Greene, Eric Cornett and Jeremy Hull. Burial will follow in the Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery in Sugar Grove.

The family will receive friends Monday, prior to the services from 1:00 p.m. until 2:00 p.m. in the funeral home.

There will be a meal provided for the friends and family following the burial in the Calvary Baptist Church.

Memorials may be made to Amorem Hospice, 902 Kirkwood Street NW, Lenoir, NC 28645.

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