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Raymond Robert Reese

December 1, 1939 — July 7, 2024


Raymond Robert Reese was born December 1, 1939 in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. He arrived in Clarksville, Tennessee with his family on October 10, 1946 and lived there until his death on July 7, 2024. He was well known in downtown Clarksville. He did not drive but walked everywhere or took the city bus. He loved the local restaurants and coffee shops and especially Johnny’s Big Burger. He was a strong Christian and attended The Community Church of Clarksville for many years where he was a deacon. He was an avid writer, reader, and great historian, especially knowledgeable of the Civil War. He could be seen sitting around Clarksville with a book in one hand and a pipe in the other. He was preceded in death by his father WilliamHoward Reese, mother Edith Carden Reese, and brother David H. Reese. Raymond spent four years in the United States Air Force and was discharged an E4 sergeant. He received two degrees from Austin Peay State University. One in History and the other in Library Science. He attended Austin Peay off and on until 2019. He retired from the Clarksville Leaf Chronicle after twenty five years of service as a clerk in the mail room. He was a kind and gentle man and will be greatly missed.

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