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Elliott Reese

August 27, 1940 — September 29, 2023

Elliott Reese, 83, of Pilot, passed away on September 29, 2023. Born on August
27, 1940, to the late James Anderson Reese and Eva Edith Reese, he was also
preceded in death by a brother, Marvin ‘Kenny’ Reese.
Elliott is survived by his beloved wife of 61 years, Sylvia Reese; son, Kevin Reese;
daughter, Kim Reese, and companion, Diana Rosario; grandchildren, Andrea
Reese, Hope Reese, Andrew Reese, and wife, Katrina Reese; beloved dog and cat,
Nitzshe (Neeshee) and Mona; sisters, Harriett ‘Boots’ Pullen and Delores Emler;
several nieces and nephews; as well as beloved neighbors, Ted Jackson (like a
son), Lizbeth Jackson (like a daughter), Sofia Jackson (like a granddaughter); and
good friend, Leslie Jackson.
He was a proud Marine for six years. After leaving the Marines, he worked as a
carpenter and a machinist. His hobbies were working with leather and wood. He
was also a gun enthusiast who liked to make his ammunition. Elliott enjoyed
reading immensely. He especially liked to read Westerns and war stories. He was
a member of the Pilot Pentecostal Holiness Church. Elliott was beloved by many
on Basham Road in Pilot, where he spent over 52 years. He will be greatly missed.
The family would like to thank his Basham Road Neighbors, caretakers Brenda
Lyons and Karen Mabry, 9 Mountain PCU @ Roanoke Carilion Memorial Hospital,
Carilion Hospice, and Centerwell Home Health.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Horne Funeral
Home. Graveside Services with military honors will be conducted on Friday,
October 6, 2023, at 2 p.m. at the Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery, Dublin.
Instead of flowers, donations to the following charities in memory of Elliott would
be greatly appreciated – St. Judes Children’s Research Hospital and Radford’s
Animal Shelter.
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Thursday, October 5, 2023

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Graveside Service

Friday, October 6, 2023

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Southwest Virginia Veterans Cemetery

5550 Bagging Plant Road, Dublin, VA 24084

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