Reese, Roy P.

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Roy P. Reese, 88, of Ballard, WV, passed away from this life to be with Our Lord and Savior on Thursday, May 7, 2020, at Lewis Gale Montgomery Hospital in Blacksburg, VA. Born March 18, 1932, in Peterstown, WV, he was the son of the late Roger and Gladys Karnes Reese.

Roy was a loving, kind, and devoted husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, and friend. He attended the Ballard Baptist Church in Ballard. Roy served as a Sergeant 1st Class in the United States Army during the Korean War. Following the war, Roy moved to Washington D.C. where he lived and worked for 43 years. He worked as a tractor trailer driver for Crane Service in Washington D.C. After retiring, he moved to Ballard, WV, where he was voted in as commander of American Legion Post 145, Peterstown, WV. He served in that position for 11 years with honor. Roy was also a member of the Veterans of Foreign War (VFW) Honor Guard, remembering those veterans who had passed.

Roy is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joyce Ann Bradley Reese; two daughters, Carol Ann Gambrell of Front Royal, VA, and Patricia Jane Reese of Suitland, MD; three grandchildren, Roger S. Gambrell, Jr. (Serena Porter) of Manassas, VA, Jennifer L. Shull (Charles) of Louisa, VA, and Julia A. Bauguess (Ross Beach) of Owings, MD; four great grandchildren, Devin Reese Bauguess of Owings, MD, Aaron J. and Jerri Lynn Shull of Louisa, VA, and Regen C. Gambrell of Manassas, VA; and one sister, Nannie Rance of Lindside, WV. Roy was preceded in death by one infant daughter, Donna Gayle Reese; four brothers, Foley, Fred, Pat, and Frank Reese; and two sisters, Mary Ettie Craig and Cammie McGuire.

Graveside services will be held at the Bradley Cemetery in Lindside, WV, with Pastor Dave Spencer officiating. Online guestbook can be signed or condolences may be sent to the family at www.broyles-shrewsbury.com. Arrangements by Broyles-Shrewsbury Funeral Home, Peterstown, WV.