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Howard "Butch" Reece, Jr. Obituary

Howard "Butch" Reece, Jr.

February 5, 2018
Born in Buncombe Co.
Resided in Asheville, North Carolina
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Howard “Butch” Reece, Jr., 69, of Asheville, died on Monday, February 5, 2018, at his residence.

Butch was a son of the late Myrtle Murrell and Howard V. Reece, Sr.

Mr. Reece proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Fox Reece; daughters, Nicole Gardner (Scott), and Heather Reece Jackson (Lee); sons, Chantrey Reece (Crystal), and Aaron Reece (Julie); six granddaughters, Brittany DeRidder, Katrina Jackson, Sabrina Jackson, Amelia Reece, Savvy Reece, and Dawn Reece; four grandsons, Josh Carter, Drew Jackson, Landon Fannon, and Asher Reece; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth, Olivia, Paisley, Gabe, Chloe, and Nova; sister, Carolyn Sprouse; and brothers, James “Eddie” Reece (Wanda), Gary Reece (Sharon), and Robert “Bobby” Reece (Virginia).

The funeral service for Mr. Reece will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday at the Groce Funeral Home chapel on Patton Ave. Interment with military honors will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park.

His family will receive friends from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Brother Wolf Animal Rescue. A direct link to their site is listed below under "Charities."




Groce Funeral Home
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC US 28806
Sunday, February 11, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Groce Funeral Home
1401 Patton Avenue
Asheville, NC US 28806
Monday, February 12, 2018
2:00 PM
Forest Lawn Memorial Park
1498 Sand Hill Road
Candler, NC USA 28715
Monday, February 12, 2018


Brother Wolf Animal Rescue
P.O. Box 8195
Asheville, North Carolina USA 28814


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