Obituary of C. B. Reese
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Mr. C.B Reese, Jr. age 100, of the Beaver Dam Community went home to his Lord and Savior on Saturday morning, April 1, 2023 at his son's (Steve & Sandra) home. Born March 6, 1923, in Watauga County, he was the son of Clyde B. Reese, Sr. & Margaret Hagaman Reese. C. B. was a member of Beaver Dam Baptist Church. He grew up on a farm and spent his time working in the fields and sawmilling. While growing up on the farm, he learned the value of hard work which he carried throughout his life. He was known for his horsemanship as he led Wagon Trains all over the country from N. C., Tennessee, Virginia, and Kentucky. He was the leader of the famous Daniel Boone Wagon Train that traveled from Wilkesboro to Boone every Fourth of July week. He led up to a 100 wagons on this journey. The last day of the trip they would parade through the town of Boone as he led them. He also filled his home with trophies from horse pulls in the area as he continued enjoying his life with horses. He was a proud World War II Army Veteran and loved to tell his life experiences with all who were willing to listen. After returning from the war, he married his wife Ruth Eggers Reese and they were married 73 plus years.
C. B. is survived by his four sons, Gary Reese and wife, Sherry of Vilas, Hite Reese, and Steve Reese and wife, Sandra of Sugar Grove, and George Reese of Vilas, and daughter, Freda Reese of Boone and Naples, FL; nine grandchildren, Gregory Reese and wife, Mitzi, Duane Reese and wife, Misti and Wayne Reese of Vilas, Jeffrey Reese and wife, LeAnne of Purlear, N.C. Selena Reese Dollar and Stephanie Reese Glenn and husband, Tony of Sugar Grove, Shawn Reese and wife, Amy of Vilas, Hannah Reese Gorman and husband, Phil and Brant Reese of Raleigh, N.C. He is also survived by 13 great-grandchildren, Nicole Dollar Greene, Elizabeth Dollar Farmer, Alex Reese, Casey Reese, Samantha Reese, Garin Reese, Gideon Glenn, Jacob Reese, Dalton Reese, Melea Glenn, Gracie Reese, Madi Dollar and Gabe Reese; and one great great-granddaughter, Magnolia Ruth Farmer; two sisters, Dorothy and husband, Ed and Reba Eller; and a number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Eggers Reese, his parents, Clyde B. Reese, Sr. & Margaret Hagaman Reese; his sisters, Juanita Reese Thomas and husband Russell, and Annie Reese Moody and husband, Pete; brother-in-law, Ted Eller; and daughter-in-law, Joyce Reese.
Funeral services for C. B. Reese, Jr. will be conducted Wednesday afternoon, April 5, 2023 at 3:00pm at Beaver Dam Baptist Church, officiated by Rev. Derick Wilson, Rev. Keith Brown and Rev. Thomas Brown. The body will lie in state at the church from 1:00pm until 3:00pm. Graveside services with Military Honors provided by the American Legion Post #130 at the Disabled American Veterans Chapter 90 will follow in the Lower Beaver Dam Cemetery.
Flowers are appreciated or the family requests memorials to the Lower Beaver Dam Cemetery Fund, in care of David Scott, 3476 Mountain Dale Road, Vilas, NC 28692.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Reese family.