James "Billy" William Gray Reece, 59, of Colonial Heights, passed away Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014. Born in Petersburg, Va., he was the son of the late James G. and Kathleen Curtis Reece; and was also preceded in death by one sister. He was a retired sheriff's deputy for the city of Petersburg. He recently worked at Agri-Supply and volunteered as an instructor for the American Red Cross and the Crater Criminal Justice Academy. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Police, the Prince George Sportsman Hunt Club, Carson and Disputanta volunteer fire departments and Charity Baptist Church in Prince George County.
He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Martha Kay Reece; two children, James William Benjamin Reece and wife, Mandy, and Jennifer Hazel Reece and friend, Robert; seven grandchildren, Justin, Joshua, Erin, James, Jacob, Joseph and Benjamin; one step-granddaughter, Trinity; mother-in-law, Raye Sims; special aunt, Judy Peffer; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family will receive friends Sunday, Aug. 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Petersburg Chapel of J.T Morriss and Son Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow in Blandford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Charity Baptist Church, 4716 Ruffin Road, Prince George, VA 23875.
Condolences may be registered at www.jtmorriss.com.
J T Morriss & Son Funeral Home & Crematory Service
103 S Adams St Petersburg, VA 23803
Published in The Progress-Index from Aug. 26 to Aug. 29, 2014