2010-12-25 / Obituaries

Jerry Edward Reese

A Memorial Service for Jerry Edward Reese, 61, of Thurston, will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 22 at the Baltimore VFW Post 3761. Jerry was born on March 12, 1949, to the late Charles Reese and Maxine Reese of Newark. He passed away on December 10, 2010, due to complications of heart disease. His wife and family were at his side.

Jerry was a graduate of Liberty Union High School. After graduation he joined the United States Navy, serving his country for 6 years during the Vietnam War deployed on the USS Buchanan D DG-14.

Jerry was employed with Georgia Pacific, Caretree, and most recently, Wal-Mart.

Jerry had a natural gift for mechanics and was able to repair anything. He loved sports and collected sports memorabilia, but his greatest joy was his family.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Beverly, who he married in 1980; his daughters, Amy (Joe) Hamilton of Thurston, Mikki (Mark) O’Dell of Baltimore and Mindi (Todd) McGlaughlin of Gahanna; grandsons, Andre O’Dell, Mark O’Dell, Jr. and Zachary Mc- Glaughlin; brother, David Reese; sister, Brenda Reese; and nieces and nephew. Jerry was preceded in death by his brother, Steven.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to assist with the expenses incurred during Jerry’s illness. Envelopes will be provided at the Memorial Service or it may be sent to the family at their Thurston address.

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