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Mr. Ted Samuel Reece, Sr.

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“Ted,I am sorry for the loss of your Father.You and the family are in mythoughts and prayers. ”
1 of 2 | Posted by: Judy Crum - Valdese, NC

“Ted, I am so sorry for your loss. I fondly remember hearing you speak of your dad during the time we worked together. May be and comfort be with you...Read More »
2 of 2 | Posted by: Debra Roper - Morganton, NC

Mr. Ted Samuel Reece, Sr.,86, of Drexel, passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at his residence following a period of declining health.
Ted was born on November 7, 1932 in Burke County to the late Buford T. Reece and Viola M. Lowman. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving in Korea, and was a retired food inspector for the USDA, working for them for over 30 years.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister, Reba Parise.
Survivors include his wife, Lorene Buff Reece of the home, one son, Ted Reece Jr. and wife Deborah of Morganton, two brothers, Leonard Reece of Valdese and Larry Reece of Pawley's Island, SC, three sisters, Phyllis Ross of Valdese, Charlotte Rorie of Lexington, and Bonnie Turnbull of Hickory. Also surviving are a number of nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 3:00 P.M. in the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service with Wanda Skillbread and Jim Holt officiating. Entombment will follow with military honors at the Burke Memorial Park Mausoleum.
The family will receive friends on Sunday, from 2:00 until 3:00 P.M. at Heritage Funeral Service in Valdese.
An online guestbook and obituary is available at
Heritage Funeral Service & Crematory of Valdese is serving the Reece family.