December 2, 1934 - November 19, 2015
Jack Payne Reese, of Dallas, Texas, passed away on November 19th 2015 at the age of 80. Jack was born in Dallas on December 2nd 1934 and raised by the late James B. Reese and Charlotte Payne Reese. He graduated from Highland Park High School and married his high school sweetheart, Louise, shortly after. Jack attended the University of North Texas as a member of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity and graduated with his BA before becoming a jet pilot in the United States Air Force. He and his wife moved with the military to Guam for some time where Jack flew helicopters for rescue. After his time in the military Jack made a career in the insurance industry. He worked for New York Life from 1964 until he retired in 2002. The only thing Jack loved more than golfing with friends was his wife & family. His grandchildren & great grandson affectionately referred to Louise and Jack as Lollie and Pop. Jack was a dedicated and loving husband, father & grandfather and will be remembered by all for his outgoing personality.
Jack Payne Reese is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, William “Bill” Reese. He is survived by his beloved wife of almost 60 years, Louise Silliman Reese, his daughter, Karen Reese Shaw, his son, Doug Reese, his grandchildren, Annie Roche (Dafydd), Paul Shaw, Payne Reese, Gage Reese, his great grandson, Bryn Roche, his sister, Jo Anne Norwood (David), his sister-in-law, MaryAnn Reese, his brother-in-law, Rev. Edwin Silliman (Rebecca), his puppy, Honey, as well as a host of cherished extended family and good friends.
A memorial service will be held at St. Andrew United Methodist Church in Plano, Texas on Tuesday, November 24th 2015 at 11:00am. A committal service will take place at a later date when Jack is laid to rest at the Dallas Fort Worth National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in Jack’s name be made to The Shelton School 15720 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas, TX 75248 or to St. Andrew United Methodist Church 5801 W Plano Pkwy, Plano, TX 75093.
Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, TX 75252