John Earl Reely

July 14, 1938 ‒ September 20, 2018

Ashley, Ohio

John Earl Reely, 80, of Ashley, OH, passed away in Delaware, OH, on September 20, 2018.  John was born in Ashley, OH on July 14, 1938 to the late Ralph John Reely and Inez Eileen Rollins Reely.  In his younger years, John could be found spending time with his family on their farm.  As an adult, John was a builder by nature and enjoyed working with his hands and loved a good round of golf.  John was very talented at building things and used those talents in designing homes.  However, if asked what made him proudest in life he would most assuredly say his daughters.

John was, in addition to his parents, preceded in death by his daughter, Brenda Coykendall and his brother Ed Reely.

John leaves behind one daughter, Laura Jackson of Delaware, sisters, Joan (George) Patterson, of Ashley, Shirley Reely, of Delaware and a legacy of 6 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren along with numerous nieces and nephews.

A graveside service celebrating the life of John Earl Reely will be held at the Ashley Union Cemetery on Wednesday, October 3, 2018 at 6:00 pm with Pastor Marvin Hintz officiating.  Those wishing to share a memory of John or leave online condolences may do so at

  • I would like to extend my sincerest condolences to the Reely family during this most difficult time of coping with the loss of your loved one. Our Heavenly Father has promised to remove this enemy that comes between us and our love ones. ” And the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing ” 1 Corinthians 15:26. Until then may you continue to be comforted and strengthened by Jehovah, family and friends.

  • My condolences to John’s family. I only got to know John well in the last few years, but he has been one of my favorite people at Delaware Court. He will be missed.

  • Laura, praying God’s perfect peace will surround you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Laura
    I am so sorry for your and your family’s loss. Praying for comfort for you and your family.

  • Laura,
    So sorry to hear about the loss of your father. Please accept my condolences and may the Lord bless and comfort you and your family in this time of grief.

  • Laura, my deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. I pray the Lord will comfort you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Laura, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May you and your family find the strength to overcome this difficult time.