Mr. John Riley “Sparky” Reece, Jr., age 70 of Trion, Georgia passed away Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at a Dade County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Reece was born in Summerville, Georgia on February 4, 1947, son of the late John Riley “Sleepy” Reece and Clara Belle England Reece. He was self employed as an automobile body repairman and painter. He loved to fish and do auto/body repair. In addition to his parents, Mr. Reece was preceded in death by his wife, Linda Reece; a sister, Mary Jo Lindsey and a brother, Jimmy Reece.
Mr. Reece is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, John Reece, III and Tracy Reece; daughters and sons-in-law, Rochelle and Mark Trammell and Carol and Billy Jo Stephenson; brother, Bobby Reece; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose and Larry Nixon and Margie and Danny Rich; grandchildren, Johnny Reece, IV, Justin Reece, Jason Reece, Kelly Bice, Jr. Amanda Pritchett, Paul Bice, Stephenie Johnston, Hope Johnston, Holly Johnston, Devin McDaniel; 20 great grandchildren; special friend, Mary Trammell; and a number of nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Mr. Reece will be held Friday, April 21, 2017 at 1:00 P.M. in the Petitt Chapel of the Coffman Funeral Home with Rev. Chris Nixon officiating. Interment will follow in the West Hill Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Johnny Reece, Jason Reece, Justin Reece, Shawn Reece, Gary Blankenship and Josh Head. Honorary Pallbearers will be all friends and family.
Mr. Reece will be in state at the Coffman Funeral Home where the family will receive friends Thursday evening from 6 until 8 P.M.
Coffman Funeral Home, Petitt Chapel is honored to be serving the family of Mr. John Riley “Sparky” Reece, Jr. Please visit www.coffmanfh.net to sign our online guestbook and to post condolences.