Carolyn: After many years, I thought about Reese today, and was saddened to hear of his passing. Even though our friendship was brief at Baylor, I cannot express the depth of impact he had on my life. His encouragement, zeal and joy for life and commitment to being my friend pulled me through some dark days following my father's death. I will forever be grateful that he called me his friend. May God continue to comfort you in your loss. In Him,
I was in BU law school with Reese and have talked to him in the years since. He was always a gracious and entertaining character who will be missed. I am so sorry for your loss. Martha McGregor
Carolyn, I will always remember your friendly smile and Reese's contagious energy and awesome attitude. If there is ever anything I can do to repay you for making my life a little brighter and bearable in law school just ask. Thank you for your kindness and THANK YOU REESE FOR SHOWING ME THERE IS LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. I will see you in Heaven, God willing. Patrick Meece Baylor Law 1988 and GIG'EM 1992
Carolyn, just yesterday we found out about Reese's death! So very very sorry. He was a good, funny, talented and kind man. We have great memories of the farm and your generosity and of the joy of having you at our "house blessing" when we moved to the lake.
Our prayers are with you and the children!
John and Caroll Thornton
I just found out about Reese last night and was shocked that he didn't let me know about his illness. I checked my phone records and he left a voicemail on the evening of Feb. 23. I called him early the next morning and asked if he was busy, he said he'd call me back that afternoon, but never did. I told my brother and sister he'd called and they were happy he was still staying in touch, but we're all three stunned by the news.
The Andrews' lived down the street from us until 1957, and since I was only 3 months older, we were the first friends each other had! We spent time behind bars together in playpens and cribs.
When we reconnected at the age of 27, I could remember some of our collective punishments, but Reese could remember what we did!
When my mother passed away in 2009, she didn't want any of us to eulogise her, but didn't mind if Reese did!
I love him, and he knows it. If any of you want to hear or tell some wonderful stories about him. I would love the opportunity, since I learned about this too late.