Dwight Leroy Reese, 65, of Wilmington, Ohio died 12:00 Noon, Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at his residence. His wife of 40 years, Sally J. Rudy Reese, survives. They were married November 7, 1970. Mr. Reese was born December 27, 1945 in New Springfield, Ohio, son of Violette Miller Reese of Columbiana, Ohio and the late Leroy Reese. He received his associate’s degree from Penn Ohio College. After college, Mr. Reese enlisted in the United States Air Force and served four years as an air traffic controller during Vietnam. Mr. Reese worked at Cincinnati Milacron and later at Airborne Express and DHL.
In addition to his wife and mother, Mr. Reese is survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Peggy Rudy, Douglas (Jamie) Rudy, Debby (Alan) Mabry, Harriet (Donald) May, Gayla (William) Bonnell, and Carol Reese (Norman) Perrin; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his father, a brother, Paul Reese, and a nephew, Edward Douglas Reese, are preceded in death.
Funeral services will be 10:30 AM, Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home, 327 N. South Street, Wilmington, Ohio with Pastor Kelly D. McInerney officiating. Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion Post 49 Memorial Squad. Friends may call from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Sunday, May 8, 2011 at the Reynolds-Smith Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made to Community Care Hospice, P.O. Box 123, Wilmington, Ohio 45177.