Joe S. Reese

Published 3:49pm Tuesday, February 5, 2013

2/5/17 – 1/30/13

Joe, age 95,  was born February 5, 1917 in Montgomery, AL and grew up in Letohatchee, AL, graduating high school in Fort Deposit, AL.

Joe served in the U.S. Army from 1943 – 1945 and attended business school at the University of Alabama Center in Montgomery.  He met his wife Dorothy (Dot) Wilson on a golf course in Montgomery in 1938 and they were married for 64 years.

After moving to Alexander City in 1947, Joe enjoyed a thriving accounting practice, then later an insurance agency.  After retiring from these businesses in 1979, he continued his interest in accounting on a part time basis.

Always a very active layman in the First United Methodist Church of Alexander City, he served as chairman and treasurer of the Board of Stewards of the church.  He was very active in the civic arena, serving as Secretary of the Lions Club for many years and was a charter member of the Colonial Lions.  He was president of the Alexander City Chamber of Commerce in 1971 and President of the Alabama Association of Public Accountants.

Joe and Dot enjoyed the out-of-doors and began their camping adventures in 1969, combining their love of golf along the way.  They enjoyed life on Lake Martin, gardening, water sports, and in his free time, Joe enjoyed pursuing a love of history and researching his lineage.

Most importantly, Joe was a devoted husband to Dot and loving and nurturing father to his four children, instilling in them values, morals and a love of Jesus.  He was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy in 2003 and is survived by son Keene L. Reese (Chrissy), Atlanta, daughters Karen Stubblefield (Glen) Valley Springs, CA, Pippy Howell (Billy) Lafayette, AL, and Emily Williams, Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, six grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.

Graveside services were held in Selma, AL on Sat., February 2 at New Live Oak Cemetery.  Donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Lafayette, AL 36862.

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