Obituary: Jimmy Dale Reece, 1952-2010
He was born December 28, 1952 at Anadarko, Oklahoma to William J. and Elsie (Fatheree) Reece. He died surrounded by his family on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at his home in Lawton, Okla.
Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 13, 2010 in the Whinery-Huddleston Chapel with an old school buddy, Brother Ray Weathers, officiating. Interment followed at Memory Lane Cemetery in Anadarko, Ok.
Jimmy was raised and attended school in Anadarko. While still in high school, Jimmy went to work for Humpty Supermarket in Anadarko.
After graduation he worked full time at the market and on January 25, 1974 he married the love of his life Paula Leuch in Anadarko.
Jimmy and Paula moved to Lawton with Jimmy working at the local Humpty until 1979 when he went to work for Goodyear. At the time of his death,Jimmy had been with the plant for over 30 years, and was a technician with the Plant Uniformity Team (PUT).
Jimmy was a devoted family man who enjoyed coaching football, baseball and basketball teams while his sons were growing up. He continued his involvement in their lives as they grew older, and occasionally reminded them on the golf course who was the teacher.
He considered it a challenge to keep all family vehicles mechanically sound, and loved spending time riding his motorcycle.
Jimmy cherished his wife, loved being a grandpa, was a caring and honest friend, an avid "Sooner" fan, and genuinely loved life and everyone around him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers Billy and Wayne Reece; sister Shirley Manthei; mother-in-law, Wanda Leuch; brother-in-law Marshall Settle; and sister-in-law, Faye Reece.
Survivors include his wife of 36 years, Paula; three sons Cody Reece and wife Kandi of Sterling, Co, Kevyn and Klay Reece, both of the home, a grandson Trace Reece of Apache, and another grandson, Aden Dale, coming in June; three sisters, Frances Settle of Lyons, KS, Gwen Moser and husband Gene of Norman and Joyce Reece of Anadarko; one brother Tommy Reece and wife Myra of Lubbock, TX; Father-in-law Dean Leuch of Anadarko ; one brother-in-law Jerry Leuch and wife Sheila of Lawton and Herman Manthei of Ashdown, AR; a sister-in-law Dovie Reece of Broken Bow; and numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Jimmy's online guest book my be signed and condolences sent by visiting; www.whineryhuddleston.com
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Comments: From Historic Fort Reno, Inc., visitor center/museum
Questioning some data:
The dates and routing of first telegraph and telephone are questionable. Expert is Towana Spivey of Fort Sill Museum:
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