April 8, 1938 - March 7, 2013 OKLAHOMA CITY Gene V. Reames, age 74, of OKC, went to his Heavenly home on March 7, 2013. He was born April 8, 1938, in OKC, to Sterling & K Marie (Lowell) Reames. Gene was a third generation owner/operator of an Oil Well Servicing Co. He graduated from Duncan High School. He married Della in May 1985. Gene was a member of Heritage Baptist Church and was the Director of the Prison Ministry. He also volunteered at Deaconess Hospital with 1,500-plus hours. He is survived by his wife, Della; four children, Lisa Thompson (Vic), Wendi McKinnon, Chris Reames (Melissa), and Patrick Reames (Julie); a stepdaughter, Sheryl Brown (Matt); nine grandchildren, Steven Reames (Keri), Emily Reames, Mitchell Reames, Douglas Thompson, Allison Reames, Matthew Nelson (Nichole), and Ryan Brown; four great-grandchildren; and Billie Reames, the mother of his children. Visitation will be Sunday, Noon to 8 p.m. at Buchanan Funeral Service, with services to celebrate his life 2 p.m. Monday, March 11 at Heritage Baptist Church, interment to follow at Resthaven Memorial Gardens.
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Published in The Oklahoman on Mar. 10, 2013