Phillip Michael "Mickey" Reams

January 29, 1940October 1, 2011

Phillip Michael "Mickey" Reams, 71, of Columbus, GA died Saturday, October 1, 2011 at St. Francis Hospital.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 1:00 PM on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 in Parkhill Cemetery according to Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 4071 Macon Road Columbus, GA, 31907.

Mickey was born January 29, 1940 in Lagrange, GA, son of the late F.L. and Alma Ogletree Reams. He received his Bachelor's Degree at Lagrange College, where he attended on a basketball scholarship. Mickey received his Master's Degree from Madison College, his Specialist Degree from Georgia Southern University, and his PhD from Cambridge University. He was a school psychologist with the Muscogee County School District and retired in 2005. Mickey was also a member of the Georgia Association of School Psychologists. He loved to restore old cars, was a big Auburn fan and loved the Toomer's Trees, and was a fine fisherman.

Survivors include his loving wife of 20 years, Joanne M. Reams of Columbus, GA; his son, Kirk Collins Reams of Lagrange, GA; his step-daughter, Kelly G. Masic and her husband, Louis E. of Columbus, GA; his sister, Brenda Reams Daniel and her husband, Thomas of Silverthorne, CO; his nephew Brian Daniel of Chicago, IL; his niece, Brittney Reams Lamb and her husband, Jon of Helena, AL; his grandchildren, Gavin Tante, Madison Tante, and Katherine Tante; his beloved dog, Prissy. To sign the online guest register please visit

In lieu of flowers the family request that donations be made to the Toomer's Trees and Traditions Fund at Auburn University,


  • Graveside Service Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Phillip Michael "Mickey" Reams

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October 5, 2011

Have not seen Mickey in a long time, but I do have very fond memories of times growing up. The family will be in my prayers. Daphney Knight

vicki pample

October 4, 2011

I heard about Mickey's death just today. Only knew he and JoAnn for a year or so. I am so sorry to hear of his passing. I will keep JoAnn and her family in my prayers.
Vicki Pample

Ron Reams

October 4, 2011

I am Mickey's cousin and live in Mobile, Alabama. My dad, Roland, and Mickey's dad, Fulton, were brothers. I was so sorry to hear of Mickey's passing. We have not seen or heard from each other in many years, but I have fond memories of visiting with him, his sister, and parents in LaGrange, GA when I was a child growing up in Atlanta. Mickey was 11 years older than me. I want to let his family know my thoughts and prayers are with them during their time of grief. May God comfort you in the days ahead.

October 4, 2011

I shared an office with Phillip for several years and will really miss him. Jim Cromer

October 4, 2011

I was extremely sadden to hear of Mickey's death.... We became good friends in LaGrange. He was one of the good guys. I'm sure he will be greatly missed. He was a very special person. DWS

October 4, 2011

It is so sad to lose a friend.
Mickey built our home in 1985 and that is when we became friends. Although, Ingrid and I have not seen Mickey in many years we have communicated with his son Collins.
We know Mickey liked old cars and owned a Mercury, Ford and Oldsmobile. At each car show we always think of him and will continue even though he is gone.
Matt & Ingrid Parker & Parla Brigman (LaGrange and Savannah GA)

October 3, 2011

I am sorry to hear about Mr. Reams. I have lots of fond memories as a coworker in the LaGrange School System in the '70s and '80s.
Debbie (Still) Harcrow

Wendy Long

October 3, 2011

So sorry to hear about your loss!! I know you will truly miss him. If you need anything or just want to talk, don't hesitate to call me. You know where I work...yes...still. My sympathies and thoughts are with you.....

sandra Fussell

October 3, 2011

I am so sorry to hear about Phillip. My prayers and thoughts are with the family. He was the nicest person and a pleasure to work with for many years. He will certainly be missed.