Roy Reese
Saturday
24
November

Visitation

9:00 am - 11:00 am
Saturday, November 24, 2018
First United Methodist Church
214 E Jefferson St
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
(319) 337-2857
Saturday
24
November

Funeral Service

11:00 am
Saturday, November 24, 2018
First United Methodist Church
214 E Jefferson St
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
(319) 337-2857

Burial

Memory Gardens Cemetery
Muscatine Avenue
Iowa City, Iowa, United States
319-338-0231

Obituary of Roy Reese

Roy L. Reese, age 73, of Iowa City, died Tuesday, November 20, 2018.

Funeral services will be held at 11am Saturday, November 24, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church in Iowa City, where there will be a time of visitation from 9am until the services on Saturday.  (Sunday parking ordinance will be in effect for streets near the church)  Friends who have enjoyed their old cars as Roy has, are encouraged to drive their Classy Cruisers to the services and park near the church. Burial will follow services at Memory Gardens Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers memorial donations can be made in Roy’s memory to the First United Methodist Church or The Crisis Center in Iowa City.  To share a thought, memory or condolence with Roy’s family please visit the funeral home website @ www.gayandciha.com.

Roy Lee Reese was born May 26, 1945, in Iowa City the son of Carl and Marjorie (Fountain) Reese.  Growing up here he attended schools here and graduated from City High School with the Class of 1963.  While at City High he wrestled for the school.  He married Mary Zabloudil on July 3, 1965, to this marriage 3 sons were born, Roy Frank, William and Jefferson.  Roy was employed as a process engineer at the former Sheller Globe for many years.

He was a lifelong member of the First United Methodist Church, active member of the Classy Chassy Cruisers Car Club and a member of the Precision Performance Pit Crew that has won many honors over the years.  Roy simply enjoyed life, his dogs, racing cars whether drag racing, stock car racing or showing off his very yellow hot rod!  He was not only a strong supporter of the Iowa Hawkeyes, but loved his Chicago Cubs too! One of his quirks, he enjoyed collecting cookie jars, something many might not know.

His family includes his wife, Mary; 3 sons, Roy Frank, William and Jefferson (Carole Perdue); his mother, Marjorie Reese; brother, Robert “Bob” Reese (Cathy); 3 grandchildren, Jesse Reese (China), Cassie Koontz (Jason) and Sierra Reese; 1 great-grandson, Liam Koontz; numerous aunts, cousins, nieces and nephews and his beloved two dogs, Tator and Spicy.  He was preceded in death by his father, Carl and dog, Sparky.

 

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