William F. Reese

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

William F. Reese was born Dec. 14, 1944, to Abner Houston Reese Sr. and Pernolia Cottrell Reese in Blytheville. He transitioned from his earthly life on March 4, 2023, at his residence in Blytheville at the age of 78. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother; Abner Houston Reese Jr.

“Rev Reese” confessed Hope in Christ at an early age and he was a longtime member of True Light M.B. Church. He loved his church family. William, known to many in the community as “Rev. Reese” or “Reese”, always had a smile on his face and had a nice long conversation for you. He would be seen walking all over Blytheville, stopping and visiting many of the local business, always willing to offer a helping hand. You mostly see him sitting around Kroger and Hays Supermarket. He was friendly to everyone he met. “Reese” will truly be missed in the community. Everyone loved him and enjoyed daily conversations with him. He is survived by three sisters, Gwendolyn Stephens of Blytheville, Birdie Greene of East Point, Mich., and Jeanette (Jerry) Gray of Lansing, Mich.; one brother, Earnest (Sandra) Reese of Gary, Ind.; nieces, nephews and other family members and friends that loved him dearly.

Visitation will be held Saturday, March 11, from 11:00 -11:55 a.m. at True Light M.B. Church, 1100 Lilly Street, Blytheville. Funeral services will follow at 12:00 (noon). Interment will be at Gethsemane Cemetery in Blytheville.

Services are provided by Gary Wolfe at Wolfe Brothers Funeral Home & Cremation, 634 W. Main Street, Blytheville, AR 72315, 870-900-0010.