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Walter C. Reel, Sr.

August 2, 1926 ~ April 30, 2017 (age 90)

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Mr. Walter C. Reel, Sr., age 90, of Marion, passed away Sunday, April 30, 2017 at his residence after an extended illness with cancer.  Walter was born in Rutherford County on August 2, 1926 and was a son of the late Elijah Uard Reel and Nora Florence Rash Reel.  He was a member of St. Matthews Lutheran Church of Marion.  A veteran of the US Army, he served his country faithfully during World War II.  Walter loved golfing with his friends, especially after his retirement from the McDowell County school system where he worked in maintenance.  Walter was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend to many. Preceding Mr. Reel in death was his wife of 59 years, Lorraine Reel, who passed away in 2010.

 

Surviving Mr. Reel are four children: Betty Reel Longon, daughter and her husband Pat, Walter “Buddy” Reel Jr., son and his wife Esther, Sharon Reel Burns, daughter and husband Dennis and John Reel; two sisters, Jewell Reel Randolph and her husband C.E., and Joyce Warlick; seven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and his loving pet dog “Rocko”.

 

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, May 3, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Westmoreland Funeral Home in Marion with Mr. Larry Ramsey officiating.  The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.  Interment with military graveside rites will follow the service at McDowell Memorial Park.  Flowers are acceptable and appreciated.  Those desiring to make a memorial donation in Mr. Reel’s memory are asked to consider Hospice of McDowell County, 575 Airport Road, Marion, NC 28752.


 Service Information

Visitation
Wednesday
May 3, 2017

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Westmoreland Funeral Home
198 South Main Street
Marion, North Carolina 28752

Funeral Service
Wednesday
May 3, 2017

3:00 PM
Westmoreland Funeral Home
198 South Main Street
Marion, North Carolina 28752


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