John H. Reese

August 03, 1942 ‒ January 12, 2020

Galion, Ohio

John H. Reese, 77, of Galion and Cocoa, Florida passed away Sunday, January 12, 2020 at the Rockledge Regional Medical Center, Rockledge, Florida.

He was born August 3, 1942 in Galion and was the son of Otto John and Marcena (Leffel) Reese. John is survived by his wife of 54 years, Nancy J. (Bower) Reese, whom he married on April 24, 1965.

He was a 1960 graduate of Iberia High School and received a degree in Business Administration from the Mansfield Business College. John proudly served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. He worked for many years and retired in 1989 as a supervisor at the former North Electric in Galion and Cape Canaveral, Florida.

John was a member of the Blooming Grove United Methodist Church, life member of Disabled American Veterans, American Legion Scarbrough Post 243, VFW Post 4329, AMVETS Post 1979, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge 303 and the Owls Club all of Galion.

In addition to his wife, he is survived by son Jeffrey (Ethel) Reese of Garner, North Carolina; daughter Beth Fitch of Winterville, North Carolina and three grandchildren, Ashley (Ryan) Chandler, Amber and Jessica Reese.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by a son, Michael John Reese and a brother, David Reese.

A memorial service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Home, 218 South Market Street Galion, Ohio 44833 with Rev. Pat Fruth officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service.

Full military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and the Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association in care of the funeral home.

Richardson Davis Chapel of Snyder Funeral Homes in Galion is honored to serve the family of John Reese, and condolences may be made to them at


  • Nancy –
    I are so sorry about John’s death. I believe that John is out of pain – whole again and
    with Mike.
    All my love-
    Cindy Gates

  • Nancy sorry for your loss. It was a blessing to have John as the grandfather of my daughters. You are in my prayers.

  • So sorry for your loss at this very hard and troubling time. John was a very special friend of mine and my family’s he will be missed. Please let me know if there is anything I can do for you and Nancy I am counting on you to come see me.

  • Our loving thoughts and prayers are with you Nancy, Jeff & Beth as well as all your family and friends during this very difficult time in the loss of Johnnie who was admired and loved by so many. RIP Johnnie. You will be remembered and loved forever.

    Cris & Don

  • So sorry to learn of John’s death, will have all of you in my prayers for strength and God’s comfort during this difficult time.

  • Nancy and family:

    So sorry to read about John’s passing. I always enjoyed visiting with John when he would stop in the office. And the love that the two of you had for each other was always so special. Keeping you and the family in our prayers.

  • Dear Nancy & Family~
    We were so sorry to hear of John’s passing.
    Larry always enjoyed doing work for you at your Galion home. But most of all he enjoyed the conversations!
    All of you are in our thoughts and prayers!
    Larry & Sheryl Saunders

  • Nancy,

    So Sorry I won”t be able to make it to John services on Saturday but my thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family. Take care and be safe.

    Jane Wright

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