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.