MARCH 26, 1958 – AUGUST 22, 2008

Steven Joe Reece, 50 year old Zena, OK, resident, passed away Friday, August 22, 2008, peacefully at his daughter’s house in Jay, OK.

Steven was born March 26, 1958, in Gravette, AR, to Bobby and Betty (Jefferies) Reece. He was a heavy machine operator and worked construction most of his life. He liked working and in his free time enjoyed bailing hay. He loved building things with his hands. He enjoyed trading all sorts of things, from horses to cows especially coonhounds. He took pleasure in coon hunting. He was always thankful for the great friends that he had during his life.

Steven was preceded in death of his father.

Surviving family members include his mother, Betty Reece of Zena, OK; one son, Bobby Reece of Zena, OK; two daughters, Misty Reece and boyfriend Claude Sanders of Jay, OK and Jana Reece of Zena, OK; and wife Debby Reece of Zena, OK.

Graveside Services was at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 26, 2008 at the Zena Cemetery in Zena, OK.

The family received friends and relatives from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 25, 2008 at Funeral Services of Grand Lake Chapel in Jay, OK.

The family wishes to thank Claude Sanders for his help during Steven illness. They would also like to give a special thanks to Patti King and all the staff at Good Shepherd Hospice for their care and compassion during this difficult time.

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Services are entrusted to Funeral Services of Grand Lake, Jay, Oklahoma.