REECE, Robert F. 80, of Clearwater, passed a-way March 21, 2014. He served as a Special Agent with the U.S. Air Force Office of Special Investigations and retired from the military in 1973 after a 21 year career. Upon retiring, Robert joined the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and later became a Regional Branch Chief and Manager of Human Relations Compliance for the Pinellas County Government. He received three presidential citations for military and federal service and was awarded the designation of a Kentucky Colonel. Robert was preceded in death by his loving wife of 53 years, Rosemary, his parents Willie and Noda Reece, and his brother, Leon Reece. He is survived by his brother, John Paul Reece; his children, Peter T. Reece, Susan D. Baird, Karen Holwell, and Amy A. Adams; grandchildren, Candice, Casey, Chloe, and Austin; and great-grandchild-ren, Trey, Seirra, Sciezka, Taylor, and Myrrha. The family will receive friends from 6-8 pm at Sylvan Abbey Funeral Home Tuesday March 25. Funeral services will be held at Sylvan Abbey Wednesday March 26 starting at 11 am. Sylvan Abbey 727-796-1992
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Published in the Tampa Bay Times on Mar. 24, 2014