A graveside service celebrating the life of Richard M. Reese, age 91, of Heath, will be held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, August 5, at Cedar Hill Cemetery with Chaplain Jeff Smith officiating. The Licking County Veterans Alliance will conduct military services at graveside.
Richard passed away peacefully on Monday, July 27, 2020, at his residence surrounded by his caring family. He was born May 23, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan to the late George and Mary (Moore) Reese.
Richard was a wonderful father, husband and grandfather. He was the who could always be counted upon and always thought of others before himself. He proudly represented his country by serving in the United States Air Force from 1946-1969, earning the rank of Senior Master Sergeant. Richard was a letter carrier in Newark for the U.S Postal service for 20 years before retiring in 1990.
He was also an avid fisherman and golfer, who enjoyed watching golf tournaments on television. At times, he enjoyed a good cold beer. Richard was also active with the masonic order and the Fraternal Order of Eagles #387.
He is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Joanne L. Reese, whom he married on December 29, 1954; five children, Robb Reese, Gary (Kathy) Reese, Kathi Reese, Dave Reese and Karen (Adam) Fridstrom; thirteen grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and special pet dog, Abby.
Memorial contributions may be made in Richard’s memory to the Licking County Humane Society, 825 Thornwood Drive, Heath, Ohio 43056.
The Heath Chapel of Henderson-Van Atta-Stickle Funeral & Cremation Service, 1249 Hebron Road, Heath is assisting the family with arrangements.
I’m so sorry to hear of the great loss you must be feeling having lost your patriarch. Holding you all up in prayer.
Mom Reese,Dave,Kat and your entire family....we’re so sorry for your loss. Much love and continued prayers. ??❤️❤️
Mom Reese,Dave,Kat and your entire family....I’m so sorry for your loss. So much love and continued prayers for everyone. ??❤️ Robin and family
Love You Grandpa, I will miss your minute long forceful handshakes and the wealth of stories you told us.
Love you. Miss you, Grandpa!