Graveside services for James Eldon Reese of Wylie were held May 9, 2009, at Wylie Cemetery.
The Rev. Clayton McCord officiated.
Mr. Reese died May 7.
He was born May 30, 1931, in London Mills, Ill. to the late Lester Earl and Lula Frances (Brookhart) Reese. He married Donna Marie James June 12, 1949, in Sciota, Ill. He was a manager for Payless Shoe Source.
Survivors include his wife, Donna Reese of Wylie; son, Brent Reese of Dallas; daughters, Karen Spanger of Wylie, Linda Sampson of Ellisville, Ill. and Laura Taylor of Sachse; brother, Don Reese of Branson, Mo.; sister, Virginia Hundley of Macomb, Ill.; 12 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.