Ralph L. Reece, 88, formerly of Bonnie, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2014, at 12:15 a.m. at Mt. Vernon Countryside Manor.
He was born in Franklin County on March 7, 1925, the son of Willie E. and May (McGinnis) Reece. He married Barbara Jean (Williams) in Ina on Sept. 12, 1948, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 10, 2011.
He was a World War II Army veteran. Mr. Reece retired from Army Corps of Engineers and was also a farmer.
Mr. Reece is survived by two children, Roger Reece and wife Liz of DuQuoin and Rhonda Monroe and husband Alan of Wayne City; eight grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Mr. Reece was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Paula Weiss; two granddaughters; two sisters, Dorothy and Eva; and brother, Lloyd.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Johnston Funeral Home in Ina with the Rev. Gary Whipple officiating. Burial will be in the Kirk Cemetery in Ina.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.