William T. "Bill" Reese, 78, of Wellsboro, entered heaven's gates on Sunday, Oct. 20, 2013.
He was born on Dec. 18, 1934, in Wellsboro, a son of the late Leslie W. and Carolyn (Crumm) Reese. Bill was the husband of 59 years of Joane E. (Graham) Reese and was the owner of Reese's Welding for over 50 years.
He attended the Dexter Baptist Church, was a member of Ossea Lodge #317 F&AM, Wellsboro. Bill enjoyed both hunting and fishing and also loved farming, his horses, a good story and his devoted dog Beau.
He is survived by his wife, Joane; three sons and daughters-in-law, W. Marc and Pamela Reese of Wellsboro, Jody and Nancy Reese of State College, Chris Reese of Wellsboro; daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and Mirek Fal of Waterford, Conn.; brother and sister-in-law, Calvin and Francia Reese of Wellsboro; 10 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. Bill was predeceased by a sister, Eunice Mathers
Friends may call on Saturday, Oct. 26, from noon to 2 p.m., at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro. www.carletonfh.com
Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m., with Pastor Jody C. Reese officiating. Interment will be in the Welsh Settlement Cemetery, Wellsboro.