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."