Union, SC: Gerald Wayne Reece went home to be with the Lord Tuesday, June 8, 2021. He was the son of the late Frank and Mary Reece.
Jerry is survived by his wife Brenda Reece; sons Paul Reece, David Swain (Tammy), Phillip Swain (Rachel), Leon Nesbitt (Carrie), Christian Hurlburt and Earl Hurlburt Jr.; daughters Amy Lee Reece Southern, Laura Lambert Jenkinson (Sasha), Andrea Johnson, Rebekah Galligan; a brother Johnny Reece (Margaret); grandchildren Ryan Reece (Sabrina), Alyssa Southern and 22 more; 12 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by brothers Jimmy Reece (Shirley), Bill Reece (Sara) and Donnie Reece (Sally).
Jerry grew up in Westview, SC. His love for God and music led him to a life of serving God in the Ministry of Evangelism throughout the southeast. He served for 33 years as an ordained Methodist minister. He sang in a number of Quartet groups such as David Douglas and the Liberty Boys, The Ambassadors, Sermonairs, Victors, Carolina Harmony, and filled in with Naomi and the Segos. Jerry’s education started as a teen, when he committed his life to the Lord. His love for knowledge, especially on the things of God, led him to a lifetime of learning and teaching others for the ministry. Jerry attended John Wesley High School and College, Vennard Bible College in Iowa, Roanoke Bible School, Emory University in Atlanta, GA, was enrolled in the correspondence program in Union, SC and International Bible School and Seminary in Plymouth Florida. Jerry’s love of flying led him to obtain a pilot license. He flew to many areas throughout his ministry. He was a teacher and studied and loved to talk about Eschatology. Romans 8:28 was his favorite Bible verse. He was a revivalist. He attended and sang at numerous revivals and camp meetings. He travelled to the Holy Land 5 times and shared his love for God and Israel to many. He was an avid reader. He enjoyed reading about history, and especially the life of Jesse James. Jerry enjoyed life. He loved camping, fishing, remodeling cars, and the beach… always up for adventure and travel. He had a grand sense of humor, was always one to put on a costume, and played many different parts. The stories are many and the laughter too. He enjoyed life and loved his family, friends and God. May the true essence of Jerry forever shine in our hearts, and memories.
A memorial service will be held at Bobo Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 at 3:00 pm. Rev. Richard Peters will be officiating.
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