IRA "BUDDY" REESE Profile Photo
1947 IRA "BUDDY" 2024


March 19, 1947 — April 29, 2024


Ira "Buddy" Reese, age 77, of Jakin, GA passed away Monday, April 29, 2024, at Extendicare Rehabilitation Center in Dothan, AL.

Funeral services for Ira "Buddy" Reese will be held on Thursday, May 2, 2024, at 3:00 PM at the Chapel of Evans-Skipper Funeral Home with Rev. Byron Dekle and Eric Gaulden officiating.  Interment will follow in Springfield Baptist Church Cemetery with Jerry Miller, Max Grimes, Jerry Houston, Tim Ezell, Bubba Weeks, and Randy Gordon serving as active pallbearers.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at 2:00 PM at the funeral home.

Mr. Reese was born in Donalsonville, GA on March 19, 1947, to Ira Wyman Reese and Leona Smith Reese.  He graduated from Seminole County
and worked with Three Notch EMC in Donalsonville for 51 years as a draftsman until his retirement.  Mr. Reese truly loved spending time outdoors and being with his family and friends.  Arrowhead hunting was a pasttime he truly enjoyed, however, his all time favorite way to spend time was fishing.  Fishing was something he would have loved to have been able to do 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  He loved making inventions, building, and fixing things. He had a big heart and big personality & always loved doing things to help out a friend or neighbor. Buddy was truly one of a kind, and once you met him you would NEVER forget him!

He leaves to cherish his memory, his daughter, Manda Bryan and husband Mike of Dothan, AL; his grandson, Leighton Bryan of Dothan, AL; his stepchildren, Jeff Braswell and wife Susan of Iron City, GA and Tabitha Smith and husband Doug of Dothan, AL.  Also surviving are his sister, Patricia Grimes and husband Charles of Colquitt, GA and brother, Sammy Reese and wife Cindy of Jakin,GA; as well as nieces and nephew, Wendy Brownlee and husband Edward, Max Grimes and wife Holly, Kelsea Wilbur and husband Geoffry, and Samantha Dukes and husband Derek, along with several great nephews and nieces. Mr. Reese is also survived by the mother of his children and cherished friend of many years, Diane Reese.

Mr. Reese was preceded in death by his parents, Ira Wyman Reese and Leona Smith Reese. 

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