Dolphus Reese, 90, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019.
Deacon Reese was born in Chambers County, Al., to the late Lorena Reese and Squire Henderson Reese. He was a veteran of the United States Marines and moved to Chattanooga in 1950. He retired from Dixie Portland Flour Mills after many years. Deacon Reese had a love for Christ, family, his church family at Olivet Baptist Church and ministering to people about Christ. He was a remarkable teacher of the bible which he shared for many years including the Sunday of his passing. Uncle Reese was a faithful member of Olivet Baptist Church for more than 60 years. He was a valued member of the Deacon Board, Sunday school and Hospitality ministries. Uncle Reese also enjoyed cooking and was a part of a bowling team for many years.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruby Lee Reese; sisters, Elnora Houston, Jenell Ayers; brothers, James Edward, Cleophus, Benny and Charles Reese.
Survivors are his faithful nephews, Renodus (Shannon) Newman, Reginald Howell; stepdaughters, Cynthia Robinson and her daughter, Jasmine Honeysucker, Star Lackey and her son, Tyler Lackey; sisters, Mary Alice Houston, Annette Gilder, Willie EuJean Reese, Tommy L. Reese; sisters-in-law, Jimmie, Ann, Johnette Howell; brothers-in-law, John and Eddie Howell; a host of nieces, nephews and friends from many different walks of life; special friend, Pastor Kevin Adams.
Public viewing will begin after noon on Thursday, Nov. 7, and the family will receive friend from 6–7 p.m. at the funeral home.
A funeral service will be held at noon on Friday, Nov. 8, at Olivet Baptist Church. Interment will be in Chattanooga National Cemetery on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 9:30 a.m.
Arrangements are by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 622-9995.