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James William Reel, 57, of Whitmire, died Saturday, July 6, 2019 at Duke University Hospital in Durham, NC.

Born on March 24, 1962 in Clarksburg, WV, he was a son of the late Robert L. and Elizabeth Ann Dye Reel. He was a 1980 graduate of High Lewis County High School, dairy farmer and had worked for Caterpillar. Mr. Reel was a hard worker who was a loving and devoted husband and father. He enjoyed gardening and his long drives to the mountains and the beach. He was a volunteer with the Newberry Disabilities and Special Needs.

Mr. Reel is survived by his wife of 21 years, Andrea Lorick Reel; daughters, Terrin Reel and Mackenzie Reel; sisters, Mary Ann Flesher, Sharon Helmick, Carol Sprouse and Bobbie Simons; brothers, John Reel and Donald Reel. He was predeceased by a brother David Reel.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Thursday, July 11, 2019 at the McSwain-Evans Funeral Home by the Rev. Moses Rembert. Burial will follow in Newberry Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Thursday from 12:30 – 1:30 pm at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Sharing Hope, 3950 Faber Place Drive, Suite 400, N. Charleston, SC 29405.



#10 Susan Suber 2019-07-09 16:28
We are so sorry to learn of Jim’s passing. He was truly a good man, dedicated to his family and always willing to help others. You are in our hearts and prayers.
#9 Kathy Taylor 2019-07-09 12:07
I'm so sorry for your loss.Jim was a good man. Enjoyed working with him at Henry Parr. If I can help please let me know
#8 Roberta F. Atkins 2019-07-08 21:19
Andrea, Terrin and McKenzie, I am truly at a loss for words. I have prayed many nights and will continue to pray for you. Feel free to call me anytime night or day even if you want to scream, cry, or just have someone to listen. I know now much Jim loved all of you and how very pathetic was of you! Much love to all and I hope to see you soon!
#7 George Jeter 2019-07-08 20:55
I have only known Jim since November, but in that short time he became a dear friend. Jim helped me any way he could whenever I needed a hand. I enjoyed talking gardening, health issues, and childhood memories with him. I found that he had great faith in God and was content with God's plan for his life. God bless you Andrea, Terrin (sp), and Mackenzie.
#6 Janice Smith 2019-07-08 17:01
Andrea and giris, I am so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. He was such a pleasure to be around. With deepest sympathy. Janice e Smith
#5 Rhonda Lindler 2019-07-08 16:43
I'm so sorry for your loss. I've only met you once, but Jonathan has spoken of you and your husband often. He thought very highly of your husband, as well as you. You will be in our prayers.
Rhonda and Jonathan Lindler
#4 Renee Harmon 2019-07-08 15:06
Andrea and girls, so very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Our family was blessed to have known him for mmany years. He was a good man who was always willing to lend a hand to those in need. May the Lord give you all the strength you need at this time and let your wonderful memories be your comfort.
#3 Cindy Farr 2019-07-08 15:00
My deepest condolences to you and your family during this time. Jim was a good person and we truly enjoyed having him as a volunteer with our agency. He will be missed.
#2 Jon Franklin 2019-07-08 12:35
I worked with Jim at Cat for about a year and also at Newberry Disabilities and Special Needs. He was a fine man and a good friend. Thinking of the family at this time.
#1 Lisa K. Lever 2019-07-08 12:14
You are in my prayers.
Love you,