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Fairview - Clyde Ray Reese, 87, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, December 30, 2012 at the Flesher's Fairview Health Care Center.
A native and life long resident of Buncombe County, he retired from Taylor Instrument Company, was a member of Arden Missionary Baptist Church and was a U.S. Army veteran during the Korean War.
Mr. Reese was a son of the late James Craig Reese and Emaline Nancy Rice Reese.
Surviving are his wife, Bonnie Leota Metcalf Reese of the home; sisters, Adell Peninger of Belveder, IL and Geraldine Rockforte of Chetek, WI and brother, Hoy Reese of Candler.
Funeral services will be held 2 PM Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church with Rev. Benny Metcalf and Rev. Bobby Winebarger officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 PM Thursday at the church.
To sign Reese's guestbook online, go to "Memorials" at www.andersrice.com.
Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Jan. 2, 2013