Carl was born on February 14, 1928 in Parlier, CA, raised by his Grandma and Grandpa Reece on a dairy farm in Escalon, CA. Carl was the loving husband to Patricia S. Reece, father to sons Ronald Reece and Albert Reece of Stockton, CA, and the late Deborah Sue Brooks, grandfather to Albert Reece Jr., Suzanna (Richard) Valles, Stephanie Reece, Ronnie Reece Jr., all of Stockton, CA, Zach (Mari) Brooks of Glendora, CA, and Scott (Eri) Brooks of Tottori, Japan, and great-grandfather to six wonderful great-grandchildren.
Carl lived on a ranch in Stockton, CA, with his wife Patricia for the last 44 years. He retired after 35 years with Local 36 of the Plumbers and Pipe Fitters Union. He and Patricia then proudly owned and operated several different businesses in Northern California over the past 25 years.
In recent years, Carl enjoyed staying home and running his tractor and John Deere “Gator” around the property each day. He felt very blessed for his wife of 44 years and family.
Carl always mentioned his son Albert and two grandsons Albert Jr. and Ronnie Jr. who had “taken up the pipe wrench,” as he called it. He was always a hard worker and strongly believed in giving “a full 8 hours’ work for 8 hours’ pay”.
His son Albert was Carl’s number one right-hand man for so many years, helping with “fixing all.”
There will be a service at 11:00am, on Friday, November 1st, 2013, at the Chapel of Flowers in the Sierra View Mausoleum on 831 Industrial Way, in Cherokee Memorial Park (Harney Lane and Highway 99), Lodi, CA.
Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin
Wednesday, October 30, 2013