John Thomas Reece II, 49, of Fountain City, passed away on Tuesday, April 19, at his home.
He was born on June 22, 1966 in Richmond, Indiana to John T. Reece and Jeanette Ruble Railsback. John graduated from Northeastern High School in 1984 and later served in the US Army 82nd Airborne Division. He later worked for Lynch Drywall before going to work for the Town of Fountain City, where he has worked since 2003 and was Street Department Superintendent.
John loved his family and he loved life. He enjoyed laughter and making others smile and laugh. John lived to help people and touched many lives in his community every single day. He had a strong faith and attended the former New Garden Friends Meeting. He was also a strong follower of conservative politics. He loved all kinds of music and attended many concerts over the years. He enjoyed dancing and playing the drums. He loved all animals, especially his dog, Willie.
John will be missed by his wife, Ashley Reece; mother & step-father, Jeanette Ruble Reece Railsback and Paul Railsback; father & step-mother, John T. & Leslie Reece; daughter & son-in-law, Kadi & Chase Lehman; grandchildren, Harleigh Madison Reece, Samantha Reece and Sara Reece; brother & sister-in-law, Jeremy Todd & Tina Reece; step-brothers, Andrew Dillman and Timothy Dillman; nieces, Dallas Reece (Seth) Shepherd, Ashleigh Reece and Cammie Humphries; nephew, Vince Reece; aunts, Virginia Lea (Steve) Sokol; Priscilla Klosterman; Charlotte (Jim) Webb; Deanna (Phil) Freeland; Pam (Gary) Smith and Becky (Jack) Baker; uncles, Bill Ruble, Bob Woodard and Steve (Ginger) Reece; several loving cousins; step-son, Ian Hersey; step-daughter, Kayla Hersey; mother-in-law, Anna Lawson; step-father-in-law, Donald Lawson; step-brother-in-law, Donald Ray Lawson; family friend, Dale McLemore.
John was preceded in death by his wife, Trisha Lynn Reece; paternal grandparents, Bill & Betty Reece; maternal grandparents, Joseph R. & Ruby Ethel Ruble; aunt, Vickie Jo Gray Woodard; and uncles Daryl Gray and Jim Klosterman.
Johnâs life will be celebrated by Richard Martin at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27, Fountain City. Interment will follow in New Garden Cemetery.
Family and friends may gather for visitation from 12-4 p.m. on Sunday, April 24, at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Town of Fountain City.