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James R. Reese Sr.
BURLESON — James R. Reese, Sr. 66, passed away on Monday May 28, 2012 in Fort Worth. Funeral: 10:00 A.M. Saturday at Mayfield Kiser Funeral Home. Visitation: 6 to 8 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. James was born in Fort Worth on July 17, 1945 to Michael J. Reese Sr. and Elizabeth Foster Reese. He attended Tarrant County College and the University of Texas at Austin. James served his country in the United States Air Force. In 1964 he married Benita Crooks and together they had two children. He spent the bulk of his career in appliance sales and distribution. James was a loving, caring and giving husband and father,  a man whose family and friends could and did depend on for help and advice in any situation. He always had a listening ear for everyone. James was loyal and had a great and sometimes mischievous sense of humor. He will be missed by many for a long time and loved forever. James is preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Michael J. Reese Jr. and sisters, Theresa Reese and Ann Thurman. Survivors: his wife of 47 years, Benita; daughter, Cynthia Reese; son, James R. Reese, Jr.; brother, Thomas W. Reese and wife Madeline; sister, Mary Lenora Holtkamp and husband Leo; 3 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild and numerous nieces and nephews.
Condolence Messages

18 Responses

  1. Benita, Cindy & James(Bubba), Can only tell you how very sorry we are to have received this sad news.
    However we know and trust that because of the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ it is a new beginning for Jim.
    May God grant you all that peace that is beyond all human understanding.

    We will see you soon.

    Love,
    The Barnes

  2. Benita, Cindy & James(Bubba), Can only tell you how very sorry we are to have received this sad news.
    However we know and trust that because of the life, death, and resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ it is a new beginning for Jim.
    May God grant you all that peace that is beyond all human understanding.

    We will see you soon.

    Love,
    The Barnes

  3. James,

    Your friends at Dixie Graphics are thinking about you and your family in this time of sorrow. Please let your mother and sister know that we are also keeping them in our thoughts.

    We all share in your sadness at this time.

    Sincerely, Jay Avrett

  4. James,

    Your friends at Dixie Graphics are thinking about you and your family in this time of sorrow. Please let your mother and sister know that we are also keeping them in our thoughts.

    We all share in your sadness at this time.

    Sincerely, Jay Avrett

  5. Benita, Cindy and Bubba, I am so sorry for your loss. Spent the last couple of days thinking of all the fun times we had on Lagoona Lane and Jim sure could make me laugh…You are in my prayers. Love you so much, Glenda

  6. Benita, Cindy and Bubba, I am so sorry for your loss. Spent the last couple of days thinking of all the fun times we had on Lagoona Lane and Jim sure could make me laugh…You are in my prayers. Love you so much, Glenda

  7. Some things are so devastating our minds and our
    hearts will not allow us to accept this tragedy.
    Jimmy was my best friend since the third grade. We
    shared so much of our lives for so many years.
    I know how hurt and shocked all of you must
    be. I share your grief and your loss. You have our
    most sincere prayers and uplifting thoughts during this time of unbearable sadness.

  8. Some things are so devastating our minds and our
    hearts will not allow us to accept this tragedy.
    Jimmy was my best friend since the third grade. We
    shared so much of our lives for so many years.
    I know how hurt and shocked all of you must
    be. I share your grief and your loss. You have our
    most sincere prayers and uplifting thoughts during this time of unbearable sadness.

  9. Benita, Cindy and Bubba I am so sorry for your loss. I will always miss my good friend and little brother. May you all find peace. I know Jim is finally at peace.

    Love and prayers,

    Pat

  10. Benita, Cindy and Bubba I am so sorry for your loss. I will always miss my good friend and little brother. May you all find peace. I know Jim is finally at peace.

    Love and prayers,

    Pat

  11. Lenora, I will be thinking of you each day during this time of sorrow. We will all miss the calls from Jim.

    Tom, I will have you in my heart during this time of your loss. So glad for the special times you had with Jim.

    Love you both,

    Pat

  12. Lenora, I will be thinking of you each day during this time of sorrow. We will all miss the calls from Jim.

    Tom, I will have you in my heart during this time of your loss. So glad for the special times you had with Jim.

    Love you both,

    Pat

  13. Benita, Cindy and Bubba…
    Your Dad and Mom have been my friends for a long time. I will miss him, but he will always be in our hearts. My prayers are with you, and I am sorry for your loss.
    Jan

  14. Benita, Cindy and Bubba…
    Your Dad and Mom have been my friends for a long time. I will miss him, but he will always be in our hearts. My prayers are with you, and I am sorry for your loss.
    Jan

  15. I’m so grateful for my family and friends for their support during this time of great loss to me. I especially am greatful for the stories that were shared about my daddy they mean so much to me and I will always hold them dear. I can not begin to thank you all enough and I know that I will always keep you all in my prayers and thoughts. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you ever need anything and I will try my best to be there for you as my daddy was!

  16. I’m so grateful for my family and friends for their support during this time of great loss to me. I especially am greatful for the stories that were shared about my daddy they mean so much to me and I will always hold them dear. I can not begin to thank you all enough and I know that I will always keep you all in my prayers and thoughts. Please do not hesitate to let me know if you ever need anything and I will try my best to be there for you as my daddy was!

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