Mr. George Douglas Reis, Age 60, of Vanceburg Ky. Passed away Monday February 2, 2015 at the V.A. Medical Center in Lexington, Ky.
George was born in Tacoma, Washington, on May 27,1954, the son of James Rival and Beulah Faye Hauck Reis, who survive. He traveled extensively with his military family in his formative years, attending schools in Washington, California, and Ohio, as well as abroad in England. He was a 1972 graduate of Lewis County High School.
Having enlisted in the U.S. Air Force upon graduation, George served as a crew chief for maintenance on the B-15 in Southeast Asia, Europe, and stateside in Virginia from 1972-1976. He attained the rank of Sgt.
Following his military service, George was employed as a tool-and-die maker by Wald Manufacturing in Maysville for 36 years.
George was an avid outdoors man; he enjoyed boating, camping, fishing, hunting, and he was an expert swimmer. He was known among his family and friends as a humble person and a loyal friend with a generous heart and a wry sense of humor. He was a member of the Fly Branch Church of Christ.
In addition to his parents, George is survived by four sisters: Wanda Sullivan McCann of Maysville; Charlotte (Lewis) Cox of Logan, Ohio; Charlene(Albert) Stamm of Vanceburg; and Jennifer(Dale) Bentley of Garrison.
Ten nephews and nieces also survive: Sean(Michele) Fugate of Middleburg, FL; Emily(Brandon) Hughes of Cortez, CO; Kyle(Bethany) Bentley of Birmingham,AL; Eric(Krista) Cox, Jared(Tera) Cox, and Kristen Cox all of Logan, OH; Grace(Josh) Clark of Morehead; Joseph(Kelley) Bentley and Jacob(Gwena) Bentley of Quincy; and Jeremy Stamm of Vanceburg.
Surviving as well are Four aunts:Louella Ruark, Dorothy(Gordon) Brown, and Ruth Reis, all of Vanceburg, and Bonnie(Jim) McKenzie of Maineville, OH. He also leaves a number of special cousins, including Dwight(Debbie) Ruark and Sherman(Sherrie) Johnson, and several longtime friends.
Visitation will be Friday, February 6, 2015 from 5-8PM at the Gaydos Funeral Home, 159 Second Street, Vanceburg, Ky 41179, and from 8:00AM until the time of services Saturday.
Services will be February 7, 2015 at 1:00PM with Brother Aryn Meritt and Brother Lynn White officiating.
Burial will follow in the Lewis County Memory Gardens at Black Oak.
Memorials may be made to the Fly Branch Church of Christ at 1282 Clarksburg Rd., Vanceburg, Ky 41179, or to a veterans' organization of one's choice.
Full military graveside rites will be accorded by the Monte Lewis Stamm V.F.W. Post 5438 of Vanceburg, Ky.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gaydosfh.com
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of George Douglas Reis, please visit our floral store.