Eddy Joe Reese, 54, of Waurika Lake, Oklahoma, passed from this life July 16, 2019. He was born December 8, 1964, in Henrietta, Texas, to E.J. and Annelise Reese. When he was about eight years old he would go with his mother when she cleaned the grain elevator. She looked up one day to find him coming around the corner in the grain truck, seated on the lap of Robert “Goober” Estes. He married Nanon Boswell June 8, 1984, in Byers, Texas. They were high school sweethearts, dating for five years before they married. They had a special bond and were soulmates, creating many memories over the forty years they were together. Over the years he drove trucks for Parker Mayo – hauling feed, Berend Brothers – eggs, Central Freight – P & D Driver, Mangum Oil and Gas – delivering propane, David England Construction – hauling rock, Denny Cothren – hauling asphalt, and W W Construction and when the oppportunity arose he was accompanied by Nan, his “right hand.” He was owner of the Waurika Lake Marina with his wife Nanon for nineteen years.
Eddy grew up in Byers, Texas and moved to Waurika, Oklahoma in 2000, after purchasing the Waurika Lake Marina. He graduated from Byers High School in 1983. In high school he played basketball and was a star greenhand and a star chapter greenhand in FFA and had a lone star farmer degree. He won the Dekalb Award and “Best All Around Boy” in his senior year. He was a Methodist. While living in Byers he served on the City Council as Mayor pro tem and was a volunteer fireman. He watched and loved football and going out to eat. He enjoyed visiting and working over the phone. He enjoyed fishing and took pride in trucking. He took care of his family and business. He had a very kind heart and loved spending time with Nan and Jemma.
He was preceded in death by his parents E.J. and Ann Reese, his brother Harold Reese, his sister Becky Reese and his father-in-law Freddy Boswell.
Survivors include: his wife of thirty-five years Nanon (Boswell) Reese, of the home in Waurika Lake, OK, furbaby Jemma Jewel; sisters Jeannie and her husband Ken Burris of Byers, TX; mother-in-law Shirley Boswell of Waurika Lake, OK; sisters-in-law Lorrie and her husband Quint Hague of Wichita Falls, TX, and Kimmie and her husband Bobbie Truver of New York; nieces Chelby and her husband Jordan Goad of Duncan, OK, Angela and her husband Randy Long of Byers, TX, and Joanie Truver of New York; nephews Rowdy Clayton and his wife Katie of Iowa Park, TX, Kevin Burris of Byers, TX, Jason Fincher of New York; and great nephew Chance Long of Byers, TX.
A Celebration of Life will was held at 11:00 AM, Saturday, July 20, 2019, at the Dudley Funeral Home Chapel in Waurika, with Jim Doan officiating. Memorials may be made to the Jim Thorpe Rehab in Oklahoma in southwestern Oklahoma City.