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Perry Franklin Reese

Saturday, December 4, 2021 from 12 pm to 2 pm

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren

Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 2 pm

Hagerstown Church of the Brethren


Perry Franklin Reese, 87, of Hagerstown, MD, passed away, Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Born Thursday, December 21, 1933 in Benevola, MD. He was the son of the late Harry Charles Reese and the late Lena Elise (Baker) Reese.

Perry was a graduate from Hagerstown High School, class of 1952.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and later worked for Potomac Edison for 33 years where he then retired as the maintenance supervisor for all the minor power stations.

Perry was a lifetime member of the Hagerstown Church of the Brethren. He was also a member of the Hagerstown Elks Lodge 378, the American Legion Post 8, and the Korean War Veterans.

Perry and his wife enjoyed living in Florida during the winter months after retirement. He built his home himself in 1971 and enjoyed building many pieces of furniture as well. Perry’s many interests included hunting, gardening, playing his guitar, singing, golfing, hiking, biking, going on long walks and traveling. He was an avid sports fan. He enjoyed attending all of the Hagerstown Suns baseball games and was a dedicated Washington Nationals fan.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Nancy Reese; two Daughters, Tamara Derr of Hagerstown, MD, Teresa Jensen and husband Duane of Charles Town, WV; grandson, Joshua Konecki of Hagerstown, MD; granddaughter Elizabeth Roane and partner Ryan Akers of Williamsport, MD; a sister Betty Jane Hutzel of Hagerstown, MD; and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Eugene Reese; and two sisters, Doris Moore and Patricia “Patsy” Chaney.

He leaves behind many loving and very special memories with his family and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Hagerstown Church of the Brethren, 15 South Mulberry Street. Pastor Twyla Rowe and Pastor Duane Jensen will officiate. The family will receive friends from 12 to 2 p.m. prior to the service.

Memorial contributions may be made in Perry’s name to Hospice of Washington County, 747 Northern Avenue, Hagerstown, MD 21742.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Douglas A. Fiery Funeral Home.


Guest Book

Thanks for the memories! You brought us so many funny and happy memories over the years.

Jim and Mary Jo Ball
Hanover, IN

We have spent many hours with Perry and Nancy walking the beach, playing cards, eating, biking, and just enjoying our friendship. Perry was a good friend and a brother in Christ! He will be missed by many! Sympathy for the family from the Scott Family!

Donald & Sandra Scott
Muncie , Indiana

Nancy, my deepest sympathies to you and your family on the passing of your husband. May you find peace and comfort in all the fond memories you have of your loved one. Gloria Keller

Gloria Keller
Hagerstown, MD

Perry Franklin Reese was a true hero of America's forgotten victory- the Korean War. Perry was a faithful member of Antietam Chapter 312 Korean War Veterans Association. We veterans condole with you in your loss. Charles L. (Jim) Mobley, Jr. Past Commander

Charles Mobley
Hagerstown, MD

Nancy and family: I am sorry on your loss of Perry. I have a lot of good memories of our friendship. Thinking of you with prayers and sympathy and the hope that time will bring comfort to your heart. May God Bless you and the family. Helen Burkett-Cook 2261 Brunswick Street Concord, CA 94520

Helen Burkett-Cook
Concord, CA

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