OBITUARY

William E. Reece Jr.

April 20, 1939December 30, 2018
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William E. Reece Jr., 79, of Taylorsville, passed away on December 30, 2018 at Carolina Caring in Newton. He was born on April 20, 1939 to the late William E. Reece Sr. and Exie Richie Reece in Catawba County. William was a USMC Veteran and also owner/operator of Reece & Associates Tax and Business Services where he served the Hickory area for 50 years. Along with his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Sherman Reece. Survivors include his wife, Martha Ikerd Reece of the home; sons, William Keith Reece of Hickory, Byron Wesley Reece of Bethlehem; step-son, Thomas “Tom” L. Lail II and wife Doraine of Newton and grandchildren, Tayler Ann Lail and Zoey Katelin Lail. A visitation will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2019 from 4:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Hickory Funeral Home. A graveside inurnment will be held on Tuesday, January 8, 2019 at 12:00 p.m. at Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery in Black Mountain. Pastor Ralph Kraft will be officiating the service. Memorials may be made to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Road, Newton, NC 28658. Hickory Funeral Home is serving the family.

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  • VISITATION Saturday, January 5, 2019
  • GRAVESIDE INURNMENT Tuesday, January 8, 2019
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William E. Reece Jr.

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Phillip Schmidt

January 2, 2019

The first time we met Bill, we had such a hard time understanding his unique language being we are from Indiana. Within 2 months time we not only understood him but was able to have conversations without saying "what did you say" the whole time. He also had a talent for getting himself hurt-like catching himself on fire while doing a good deed for a neighbor! Bill also had unique talent for selecting "fine dining restaurants" . If you have never tried Fat Daddys put it on your must try list- right Martha!

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