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Dudley "Doug" Reese

April 30, 1941 ~ February 13, 2018 (age 76)

Dudley “Doug” Marvin Reese passed away at his home on Tuesday, February 13, 2018 surrounded by his loved ones. Doug had been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer in May, 2017.  He was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend to many. He was also very well respected in the community and with his circle of friends.  Doug was born April 30, 1941 in Moran, Texas. He was a graduate of Crozier Technical High School in Downtown Dallas. He was employed with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company for 13 years. Doug was elected by his peers to Chief Stewart representing the East District for local Communications Workers of America. Through his work there, he then acquired the position with the United Way/AFL-CIO to continue the important work for local unions and organizations important to the City of Dallas and surrounding communities. He then worked for Nicholas Trees Machinery in Dallas.  Doug then founded and was owner of DoorKing of Texas which is a gate/access control company in 1983. He sold the company in 1999 when he retired.


Doug had a passion for old cars and had many over the years. He loved to restore and work on all his cars.  He was a long time member of the Dallas Early Ford V8 Club. Doug and Kristin traveled many miles on their old Flatheads over the years.  He always enjoyed hanging out with his buddies on road trips in the parking lots with a good cigar.


Doug is survived by the love of his life, Kristin Reese. Doug is also survived by his children Tammy Patton and husband David, Teresa Abney and husband Perry, Terry Reese and wife Jane, Mykal Reese, Emily Matthies and husband Rick. Pappy is also survived by his grandchildren Brandi Sewell and husband Shannon, Brittany Richardson and husband Kevin, Tyler, Destiny, Reese, Connor, Taylor, Anthony, Jordan, Eden and Mila. Pappies great grandchildren are Preston, Parker, Vincent and Paxton.  Doug is also survived by a brother Dwight Trees.


Pallbearers will be Terry Reese, Mykal Reese, Perry Abney, David Patton, Connor Reese, Tyler Reese and Reese Patton.


Visitation will be held Monday, February 19, 2018 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Hiett’s Lybrand Funeral Home in Wills Point, Texas. Services will also be held Tuesday, February 20, 2018 at 2:00pm, graveside services to follow. Reverend Dustin Wood will be officiating. Burial will be at New Hope Cemetery just outside Edgewood in the family plot.


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