"Steamboat" William H. Reese

February 21, 1942 - December 25, 2023

"Steamboat" William H. Reese died at age 81, after only days before he was trying to convince someone to help him make a break out of the hospital. Steamboat told his last story on Monday, December 25, 2023. We will all miss his fun legendary stories, he was a pretty social person. His proudest accomplishments were his children and grandchildren. Avid outdoorsman that went from Bear hunting to bear watching and studying their habits. He loved to take people to the cabin to see "his" bears. He lived a full life of fun and crazy antics. Flying in helicopters and planes with not so sober friends. He thought everyone deserved a world renowned Steamboat-Shooters. Now you can dance all over Heaven... dance Daddy dance.

William was born in Rockingham County, VA to the late Harry Lee and Mary Catherine (Crider) Reese. William married Reatha Mae (Foster) Reese on September 3, 1966 in Maryland, who preceded him in death.

He is survived children, Billy Reese, Susie (Darin) Swecker, Betty (Mark) Price; brother, Gene Reese; grandchildren, Whitney Hartman, Kris Reese, Tiffani Rodeheaver, ShyAnna Maldonado, Mary (Ellie) Miller, and Robyn Guyer; special nephew, Danny Jordan.

In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death brothers, James and David Reese; sisters, Addie Mongold, Cathryn Little, Luella Black.

A visitation will be between 6:00 and 8:00 PM, on Thursday, December 28, 2023, at Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Bridgewater.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, December 29, 2023, at Victory Fellowship Church, with Mark Reese and Pastor John Jantzi officiating. Burial will follow at Clover Hill Cemetery in Dayton.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Pl, Memphis, TN 38105.

Family would appreciate any memories posted at www.johnsonfs.com. Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson Funeral and Cremation Service in Bridgewater.