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Norlee Reece

Norlee Reece, 78, of Pikeville, Tennessee, died Monday, January 14, 2019 at Hospice of Chattanooga.

He was a member of the Chattanooga Kennel Club and the St. Bernard Club of America. He was a long time professional dog handler and well-respected in the dog show world, known as a person that made all feel welcome into a sport he spent a large part of his life in.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Frances Reece; mother, Dorothy Reece; father, James H. Reece; brothers, Charles Reece and James Reece, Jr.; and sister, Barbara Alexander.

He is survived by his son, Rusty (Linda) Reece; and grandchildren, Lee Reece and Ashton Reece.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 16, at 1:00 p.m. in the funeral home chapel. Burial was in Lone Pine Cemetery.

Online condolences can be made at In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a local animal shelter of your choice.

Arrangements are by Putnam-Reed Funeral Home in Pikeville.

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