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Calvin Talmadge Reese


Last updated 3/12/2014 at 12:41pm

Calvin Talmadge Reese, 88, of Brevard, died Friday, March 7, 2014, at Transylvania Regional Hospital in Brevard.

He was born Jan. 4, 1926, in Canton, N.C. to the late Eric Derring and Ruth Smathers Reese.

In addition to his parents, a daughter, Becky C. Lowe; brothers, Eric D. Reese Jr., William “Bill” Reese and Wiley Carol “Skeeter” Reese, and a sister, Gwen Y. Reese, preceded him in death

He served his country in the Army, Air Force and Navy Reserve. He was a retired employee with Raytheon Support Services, Bendix Field Engineering Group.

He was of the Baptist faith.

Survivors include his daughter, Karen R. Duncan, of Mills River; grandchildren, Graham Duncan and Kayla Lowe; sisters, Martha Reid, of Brevard, Emily Galloway, of Etowah, Bonnie Sue Owen, of Brevard and Nancy Corn, of Hendersonville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at Blue Ridge Gardens of Memory in Pisgah Forest, with David Reese officiating.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center of Hendersonville is in charge of arrangements.


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