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John Reese, Jr.

March 23, 1942 ~ February 21, 2018 (age 75)

Mr. John Reese, Jr., was born March 23, 1942 to Johnny and Minnie Reese in Blakely, Georgia.

He was a member of Dothan Community Church, Dothan, AL and later became a member of North Highland Missionary Baptist Church, Dothan, AL under the leadership of the Reverend Robert L. Jones.

He was joined in Holy Matrimony to the former Betty J. Coleman who preceded in him death on July 8, 2013. To this union one child was born and was also a loving father to two girls of his wife former marriage.

He joined the United States Army where he retired as a Master Sergeant after spending twenty-six years and two tours in Vietnam.

Mr. Reese departed this life on February 21, 2018.

He leaves to cherish his memories his son, Stan Lannoris Reese (Monique) of Montgomery, Alabama,  and his stepchildren: Valdary Vanesta Whitehurst (Jerry) of Montgomery, Alabama, Toni Michelle Madden (David) of Seattle, WA; eleven grandchildren: Stan Jr., Johnathan Terrell and Kelsey Elizabeth, Myles, Mya, Brandon, Dave’Ron, Jeremi, Gabrielle, Tyler, and Joshua; three great grandchildren siblings: Bobby Reese (Mary) of Dothan, AL, Willie Reese (Janet) of Great Falls, MT, Ralph Reese (Lucy) of Jacksonville, FL, Jammie L. Reese, Kenneth Reese (Lisa), Dillie Turner (Fred) and Betty Morris all of Dothan, Alabama; sisters and  brothers-in-law: Willie E. Coleman of Dothan, Alabama, Joe Lee Coleman (Ineathia) of Dothan, Alabama, James Coleman (Kathy) of Dothan, Alabama and Jonny Coleman of Montgomery, Alabama; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.




Roads that wind round canyon walls
Like corridors round learning halls
Points of light there on the ground
Will draw you with familiar sounds
Gather there the tools you need
Advice is there for you to heed
Spread the word as given you
And do the work you're supposed to do
Travel where your heart does tell
Let your knowledge serve you well
Things will flow as to their course
You need not fear, or push, or force
All things come as time dictates
Though time has come for what you wait
The door is open once again
A bridge for futures now and then
–Robert Langley

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