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 reedfamilyfh.com. 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.