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Neal Reese

1970 ~ 2019

Date of Death: May 11, 2019


In profound sadness, the staff of Veasley Funeral Home & Cremations, Inc. want to express our sincere condolences to the Reese family. Neal's earthly temple is now resting in the care of Rowell-Parish Mortuary. Revelations 21:4 says "And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death; nor sorrow, nor crying, neither shall their be anymore pain, for the former things are passed away." Be assured that in the days ahead you will surely gain strength from the memories of Mr. Neal Reese.


Derrick Veasley ~ Director

Henry Veasley ~ Director

Pastor E.C. Maltbia ~ Chaplain


Neal Reese, IV. (AKA Thrill) was born to Debra Thomas and the late Neal Reese, Jr. on November 25, 1970 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He is also preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Jimmie and Ruby Dugans; his parental grandfather, Luther Holloway; and his adopted father, Neal Reese, Jr.; his brother, Ricky Thomas, and his uncle, Luther Dugans.

Neal was a member of Northwest Baptist Church in Lawton, Oklahoma. He graduated from Eisenhower High School. While in school, he was an athlete, and his choice of sports were football and basketball. After high school, he served in the US Army a short while, and he also attended Job Corps in Lawton, Oklahoma where he received several certificates.

Neal was a shy, loving, kind, person who would give his all when you needed his assistance. His family truly will remember that he had a big sense of humor and loved joking around with them. We must never forget about his love for Barbequing, he thought he was the best.

Neal leaves to cherish his loving memories, his wife, Rebecca Reese of Fort Smith, Arkansas; three sons, Devonte Reese of Lawton, Oklahoma, Deandre Grijalva of Booneville, Arkansas, and Chevez Clements of Fort Smith, Arkansas, four daughters, Detriesha (Anthony) Glenn, Rosemary Grijalva, Kyesha (Norris) Sysomphou, and Kyra Williams all of Fort Smith, Arkansas; 11 grandchildren; his mother, Debra Thomas of Fort Smith, Arkansas; his father, William Holloway of Oklahoma; two aunts, Diane (Patrick) Reid of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, and Pamela (Wesley) Shaw of Orlando, Florida; three uncles, Ronnie Dugans of Anniston, Alabama, Jimmie Dugans of Denver, Colorado, Larry (Jean) Dugans of Mobile, Alabama, and Mark Dugans of Anniston, Alabama; a brother in law, Brennon McClendon of Fort Smith, Arkansas; two sister in laws, Tonya Jackson of Roland, Oklahoma, and Freda McClendon of Fort Smith, Arkansas, and a host of relatives and friends.

Celebration of life service will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 at 11 a.m. Rowell-Parish Mortuary 611 North 9th Street Fort Smith, Arkansas 72901 | 479-782-9200.

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