Avery Virgil Reece
A Gentle Soul
Canton- Avery Virgil Reece, age 80, passed away Friday, January 8, 2019.
Mr. Reece was born May 14, 1938 in Haywood County to the late Harl Reece and the late Bessie Gentry Reece. Virgil moved to the state of Washington during the late 1960’s where he was employed in the logging industry. He returned to Haywood County five years ago to make his home. Virgil had a deep love for the mountains where he was born and raised and he would often speak of the memories of walking from Sunburst to Balsam Gap. Virgil loved everyone, had a multitude of friends and will always be remembered as a gentle soul.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded by his brothers, Gene, Vernon, N.L., Ed, Harla, Glen and Cletis; and also, an infant sister, Frances.
He is survived by his daughters, Teresa Medford of Charlotte and Pat Adams of Gastonia; a special niece with whom he had made his home and had also been his caregiver, Vicky Hunter of Canton and also numerous nieces and nephews.
To honor Mr. Reece’s request, no formal funeral services will be held.
Crawford / Ray Funeral Home and Cremation Service is honored to be caring for the Reece family and words of comfort may be shared at www.CrawfordRay.com.