Wayne Henderson Reese NEWTON Wayne Henderson Reese, 76, of Newton, passed away Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at his residence. Born June 11, 1936, in Catawba Co., he was the son of the late Harvey Aser Reese and Margaret Wilson Reese. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Walter Reese; and wife, Cecelia, of Statesville. Mr. Reese was a devoted member of Zion Lutheran Church located in Mountain View, serving on the church council, as a member of the Lutheran Men in Mission, and on various other church committees. His profession was in the furniture industry, working as a wood carver for Southern Desk and finishing his career as Plant Manager of Drexel Heritage- Plant #45. He was very involved in the community, but his first priority was being a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was an active member of the Boy Scouts of America, for over 40 years and served as Scout Master of Troop 238, for 25 years. While in scouting he received many awards and remained active in scouting's honor society, the Order of the Arrow. He was a past president of the Catawba Valley Wildlife Club and was currently serving as the kitchen committee chair. Mr. Reese also served on the board of directors for the Fairbrook Fire Department. He is survived by his wife, Benelia Yoder Reese, of the home; son, Kevin Wayne Reese and wife, Karen, of Hickory; daughter, Amy Reese Latham and husband, Terry, of Hohenwald, Tenn.; grandchildren, Jacob Reese and Leah Reese, of Hickory, Sawyer Latham and Kayley Latham, of Hohenwald, Tenn.; brothers, Harvey Reid Reese, of Connelly Springs, N.C., Steven Reese and wife, Van Delia, of Catawba, N.C.; and a number of nieces and nephews. The family will receive friends Friday, Feb. 22, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Bass-Smith Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held Saturday, Feb. 23, at 2 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Mountain View, with pastors John Woodard, and Beth Woodard, and the Rev. Floyd Bost officiating. The body will lie in state from 1:30 to 2 p.m. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be sent to Boy Scout Troop #238, or to Zion Lutheran Church Restoration Fund, both at 1911 Zion Church Rd., Hickory, NC 28602. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.bass-smith funeralhome.com
. Bass-Smith Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the family of Wayne Henderson Reese.