Jonathan Reece, 30, of Butler, Tenn., passed away on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at Johnson City Medical Center.
He was born on April 5, 1983 to Terry and Kathy Henegar Reece. He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Blaine Henegar Sr., and his paternal grandparents, M.B. and Frances Reece.
Jonathan was a carpenter by trade and enjoyed listening to Bluegrass and Country Music. He also enjoyed camping, fishing and hunting and loved animals. He was of the Baptist faith.
Survivors, in addition to his parents, include his maternal grandmother, Stella Henegar; special friend, Donna Potter; godson, Daniel Vines; and his two pets, Jake and Sassy. Several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
The funeral service for Jonathan will be conducted at 7 p.m. Sunday, June 16, in the Chapel of Peace of Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with Pastor Steve Guinn and Rev. Ronnie Campbell officiating. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday, prior to the service. Friends may also call at his parents’ residence and at the residence of Stella Henegar at any other time.
The graveside service will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, June 17, in the Sims Hill Christian Church Cemetery. Active pallbearers will be Scott Vines, Walter Vines, Thomas Hutchins, Scotty Kyte, Wayne Browder, Teddy Hardin, Ben Shew, Joe Shew, Eric Watson, Lester Reece and Anthony Reece. Honorary pallbearers will be family, friends and neighbors of Whaley Town Road, and the congregation of Fish Springs Baptist Church. Those wishing to attend the graveside service are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10 a.m. Monday, to go in procession.
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is serving the Reece family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Obituary Line: (423) 543-4917.