Bert Hunter Reece, 90, husband of Betty Robinson Reece, of Greenville, SC, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, March 8, 2018.
Born in Greenville, SC on October 14, 1927 to the late Oscar “OJ” and Addie Hunter Reece, Bert was raised in Marietta, SC.
Graduating in 1945 from West Gantt High School he went on to serve in the United States Navy as a Seabee. He served in World War II from 1945 until 1948 in the Philippines then as a Reserve until his retirement in 1987 as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. Mr. Reece was also a Superintendent for Reece Construction for 45 years.
He was a loving husband and father, serving the Lord faithfully as a former Deacon of San Souci Baptist Church, then as an active member of Daybreak Community Church. He used his skill, knowledge, and experience in construction to help with many mission trips to rebuild homes devastated by natural disasters.
He enjoyed spending time with his family, friends, and watching the Atlanta Braves play.
In addition to his loving wife, Mr. Reece is survived by a son, Wayne Reece (Sandra); a granddaughter, Ashley Reece; a great grandson, Xavier Jackson Reece; a sister, Betty Tripp; and several beloved nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Ester Stephens Reece; two sisters, Etoliah Williams and Ruth Belcher; and four brothers, T.C., Jay, Donald, and Chester Reece.
Receiving of friends will be held Monday, March 12, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. until 2:45 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown with a funeral service to follow at 3:00 p.m. in the Downtown chapel. Burial will be held in Woodlawn Memorial Park.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Daybreak Community Church, 37 E. Hillcrest Dr., Greenville, SC 29609; Greenville Meals on Wheels, 15 Oregon St., Greenville, SC 29605; or American Lung Association, National Direct Response Headquarters, 1200 Hosford St., Ste. 101, Hudson, WI 54016.
Daybreak Community Church
37 East Hillcrest Drive, Greenville SC 29609
Meals on Wheels, Greenville
15 Oregon St., Greenville SC 29605
American Lung Association of the Upstate
2030 N. Church Place, Spartanburg SC 29303
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