Visitation with the family will be from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM on Wednesday, February 8 at Manchester Funeral Home.
Mr. Reel passed away on Monday at United Regional Medical Center.
Mr. Reel was born in Guild, TN, the son of the late George W. and Minnie Dagnan Reel. Before his retirement in 1992, he was an electrician at AEDC. He served his country in the U.S. Navy.
His hobbies included fishing, reading, watching sports of all kinds, and gardening at his home and helping neighbors with their gardens. He was the recipient of the Environmentalist of the Year Award from the Garden Club in the late 90s.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Reel was also preceded in death by his wife, Eleanor Baird Reel, who passed away in 2008; two brothers, James Thomas Reel and Stanley Reel; and one sister, Shirley Cabage.
Mr. Reel is survived by three sons, Robert and George Reel, of Manchester and John Reel of Oregon; one daughter, Janie (Vee) Cunningham of Manchester; two brothers, Clifford Reel of Hendersonville and Willard Reel of North Carolina; six grandchildren, Matt Reel, Michael (Leann) Reel, Robin (Sergeant First Class Daniel) Duncan, Andrew Cunningham, Lorrie Reel, and Heather Reel; five great grandchildren, Makayla Ann Reel, Caden Matthew Reel, Alivia Fox Reel, Shawna Gibson and Jacob Ethan Duncan; and many loving friends.
The family requests memorial donations be made to Tennessee Donor Services, 1714 Hayes St., Nashville, TN 37203.
Manchester Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.