James Roy Reece


James Roy Reece, 77, of China Spring, passed away peacefully Wednesday, April 12, 2017, with his loving family at his side.

Visitation: Saturday, April 15, 2017 from 4:00PM to 6:00PM at Lake Shore Funeral Home, 5201 Steinbeck Bend in Waco.

Graveside Service: Monday, April 17, 2017 at 10:00AM, Bosqueville Cemetery, 7465 Rock Creek Road in Waco.

Pallbearers: Roy Peacock, Milton McCaleb, Grayson McCaleb, Duane Kemp, Clarence “Boy” Garland and Howard Stevenson.

James was born September 22, 1939 in China Spring, Texas to RV and Mary Reece. He attended China Spring schools where he met his high school sweetheart, Linda Peacock. They were married on December 24, 1959.

Drafted into the army in 1963, James and Linda were stationed in France until 1965. Following his discharge from the army, James tried his hand in several areas. He used his keen eye to build fences, started an appliance business with his wife, J&L Appliance, then later went on to become a truck driver where he retired from Consolidated Freight in 2001.

James was a loving husband, father, and grandad. He was a hard worker who enjoyed reminiscing and talking about the good ol’ days. He was a jokester who enjoyed fishing & hunting with his buddies, taking care of his cows, watching and falling asleep during NASCAR races, and enjoying his old movies and westerns. James leaves behind a wonderful legacy in his five grandchildren who he was so proud of and loved very much.

James was preceded in death by his parents, RV and Mary Reece; brother Charles Ray; brother Jack; brother Paul; and one grandchild.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Linda (Peacock) Reece; daughter, Joyce and husband, Tracy Blackshear; five grandkids, Reece, Gracelynn, Izzy, Zeke, and Hazel all of Waco; nephew, Roy Peacock of Oregon; Niece Terrie and husband, Milton McCaleb, their two children Grayson and Addison of Round Rock; sister Bev Kemp of Chalk Bluff; and lots of nephews, cousins, and friends.

Contact Information:

Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services

5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr
Waco, TX 76708
United States (US)
Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Bosqueville Cemetery , 7327 Rock Creek Rd.; Waco, TX 76708

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  1. Dear Linda, Joyce and all the family,
    James was like family and he always was there to listen or offer his input while working or just enjoying those who he worked with on the job. He always talked lovely about his two girls, wife Linda and daughter Joyce, and was proud of both of them. James was a quiet man, but when he talked everyone listened because they valued his opinion. James will be missed, but your memories will keep James with you to share with the little ones coming up that never got to know him. James’s work is done here, but I’m sure God has a plan for him when he reaches his forever home. Keep the faith and know others are thinking of you during your time of lost. R.I.P. James!
    Bonnie, a fellow co-worker and friend

  2. Melkin Dee Conner

    We are so very sorry for your loss, know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. We went to school with James. He was always quiet but well liked. May God comfort you as only He can.
    Wilda Stanford Hurst and Jeanette Stanford Bone

  4. James, Thanks for being a friend of my mom and dad. They always talked about you and Linda. Now you can run around with them again! May the Lord take you in His arms and give you peace.

  5. I am sorry to hear of your lost. Rest assured he’s in comfort now. I lost Richard 4 yrs ago in July 14. I still miss him dearly.

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