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John William 'Bill' Reese

July 21, 1959 — September 26, 2023

McCormick, SC

John William 'Bill' Reese


John William ‘Bill’ Reese, 64, of McCormick, SC, died Tuesday, September 26, 2023, at Prisma Health Columbia.  He was born in McCormick to Martha 'Polly' Ashmore Reese and the late Jesse Lamar Reese.

A graduate of Wardlaw Academy, Bill was a standout in football and was inducted into the Wardlaw Hall of Fame. He spent his career serving as a Wildlife Officer for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Bill was a member of McCormick First Baptist Church and was also a past member of the Parksville Masonic Lodge #199. In his spare time, Bill enjoyed umpiring little league baseball and spending time with his English Bulldogs.

Bill is survived by his mother, Martha 'Polly' Ashmore Reese; three brothers, Dicky Reese (Beth) of Anderson, Larry Reese, (Vicki) of Columbia and Don Reese (Kathy) of Abbeville; nieces and nephews, Lamar Reese, Richie Reese, Emily Watts, Angie Stone and Joni Wilson.

Graveside service will be in Overbrook Cemetery, Cavalier Drive, McCormick, SC at 11:00AM, Friday, September 29, 2023.   

The family is at their respective homes.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in memory of Bill, may be sent to McCormick First Baptist Church, P. O. Box 416, McCormick, SC 29835.

A message of condolences may be sent to the family by visiting 

Harris Funeral Home & Cremation Services, of Abbeville is assisting the Reese family. 


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