Arthur H. Reese, Jr., 64, of Hendersonville, passed away Monday, August 17, 2009, at his residence.
He was born in Philadelphia, PA to the late Arthur H. Reese Sr. and Katherine L. Barriger Reese Going. A stepbrother, Dr. Macpherson Going of Wilmington and a stepfather, Oliver F. Going also preceded him in death.
He was a graduate of UNC at Chapel Hill and served in the US Army Reserves. He had been a resident of Hendersonville for 9 years. A retired insurance adjuster, he worked part-time at Mr. Peteís Market on Kanuga Road. He loved his weekly card games with his great friends.
He is survived by two daughters, Michelle Reese Kale and husband Lance E. Kale of Gastonia and Kristen Reese Hendrix of Cornelius; a sister, Deborah Reese Stewart of Waynesboro, PA; three grandchildren, Morgan Marissa Tyler of Gastonia, Miles Clayton Hendrix and Madison Taylor Hendrix of Cornelius; a stepsister, Gladys G. Faris, a niece, Katie Shields Dammeyer and a nephew, Casey B. Shields.
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Bethesda United Methodist Church, 3714 S. New Hope Road, Gastonia. Rev. Elise Kennedy will officiate. Immediately following the service, the family will receive friends at Bethesda UMC.
Memorials can be made to the Opportunity House, 1411 Asheville Hwy, Hendersonville, NC 28791-2301.
Rest in Peace Dad! I love you and know you are still with me in spirit! You were the Greatest Father a child could ask for! <3 Always,
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. My late husband Peter was a dear friend of your dads. I also enjoyed your dads company…we had even driven him to Penn. on our way to New York a couple of years ago..I enjoyed listening to the sports trivia the two played all the way up there!! The two of them could have written a book! Their weekly poker games were something they both looked forward to….I can only imagine the game they are playing together now! Blessings to your family. Marie Deitchman
Paw-Paw Artie, we all love and miss you!!;(
Your father was a kind person and loved his family very much. My thoughts and prayers are with you.