Reece Millsaps of Vonore, passed away 7:04 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 at U.T. Medical Center of apparent cardiac arrest. He retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company of America and was a member of the 25 Year Club. Reece loved working in his bees, but most of all working in his garden and being on his tractor. He was a member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Vonore and was a member of Vonore Masonic Lodge #658 for over 60 years.
He was 80.
Preceded in death by: parents, Calloway and Opal Millsaps; sisters, Marie Dixon and Mable White and brother-in-law, Ray Pilkington.
Survivors include: his devoted wife of 62 years, Lois Pilkington Millsaps;
Daughters and son-in-law, Betty Ann and James French, Debbi Tate and fiance, Tom Bunch;
Sister and brother-in-law, Maxine and James Stephens;
Brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law on his wife's side of the family, Vestal "Cubbie" and UnaV Pilkington, Herman and Margaret Pilkington, Sue Pilkington, Luther and Tammy Pilkington, Irene and James Deaton, Jack and Beulah Palmer, Oscar and Lula Johnson;
A host of nieces and nephews and many friends.
Funeral 7 p.m. Saturday, Biereley-Hale Chapel, with Rev. Robert D. Moore and Rev. Tommy Self officiating. Interment 2 p.m. Sunday, Big Toqua Cemetery. Masonic service 6:45 Saturday. Receiving friends 5-6:45 p.m. Saturday at Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.