ELIZABETHTON — Samuel Joe Reece, 51, Elizabethton, passed away Monday December 12, 2011, at his residence.
He was a Carter County native. Sam was a 1979 graduate of Elizabethton High School. He was retired from Winn-Dixie. He was a member of the Harmony Baptist Church.
Sam was preceded in death by his father, Arlie Reece; a sister and brother-in-law: Barbara & Michael Hollyfield; and a niece, Eva Grindstaff.
Survivors include his companion: Vickie Landingham; A daughter: Christina Goins, Greeneville; His mother: Ruth Reece, Elizabethton; Four Sisters: Rachel Hyder, Penny Gouge, Billie Jean Jones and husband, Wade, Savanna Berkley and husband, Jake, all of Elizabethton; Several Nieces & Nephews; His best buddy: A.B. Carr.
Funeral Services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jim Stout officiating.
Interment will follow in the Emmert Cemetery with the Rev. Jerry Lyons officiating. Active Pallbearers will be; Travis Sexton, Richard Oakes, Kevin Lipford, Jason Hyder, Phillip Hyder, W.A. Clemons, Richard Hyder and Michael Dugger. Honorary pallbearers will be: Wade Jones, Roy Hyder, Lee Blevins, Jerry Blevins, Josh Jones, Mack Blevins and Joe Post.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence of Geraldine Landingham, 201 B. South Hills Drive, Elizabethton, or the residence of his mother: Ruth Reece, 462 Minton Hollow Road.
Condolences may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.