He was a U. S. Navy veteran of Vietnam. He had retired from Bridgehaven Health Services and a member of the American Legion Post #229. Preceded in death by his son, Carl M. "Marty" Reese III.
Survivors include his wife, Peggy L. (Neese) Reese; two daughters, Beth Reese (Kevin) and Pam Siers (Kevin); two stepsons, Mike Cotton and Roy Cotton (Carol); a brother, Greg Reese; and nine grandchildren. Funeral services will be held 10 a.m. Monday at the Owen Funeral Home, 5317 Dixie Highway with burial in Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, KY. Visitation will be 1-8 p.m. Sunday.