Albert Forrest Reece, age 72, of Broadstone Road, Banner Elk, passed away Sunday morning, December 25, 2016, at Watauga Medical Center.

Mr. Reece is survived by his wife, Jane Moretz Reece; one son, Kenneth Reece and one granddaughter, Bailey Reece; two sisters, Thelma Byrd of Banner Elk and Marie Aldridge and husband Jerry, and a number of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

 He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Dillard and Gladys Townsend Reece and two brothers Clarence and Ray Reece.

 Memorial services for Albert Forrest Reece will be conducted Sunday afternoon, January 1, 2017, at 2:00 o'clock, at Valle Crucis United Methodist Church.

 The family will receive friends Sunday afternoon, at the church, following the memorial service until 5:00 o'clock.  At other times, friends may call at the residence, 2010 Broadstone Road, the Valle Crucis Community.

 Online condolences may be sent to the Reece family at www.hamptonfuneralnc.com

 Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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