Roy Wilson Reese Jr, 70, of Las Vegas, passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2019, in Las Vegas.
Roy was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma on May 22, 1948, to Roy Wilson and Peggy Reese. He attended Borger High School in Texas, graduating in 1966. He also attended the University of Texas, graduating with an accounting degree in 1972. Roy went on to have a 35-year career with Marathon Oil, retiring in 2012.
He married his wife Aurora Reese in 2008 in Las Vegas.
Roy loved and followed all sports, but his main passions were anything to do with his beloved Texas Longhorns, New York Yankees, thoroughbred horse racing and the PGA Tour. He was also a weekly feature at the South Point Hotel and Casino.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Roy Sr. and Peggy along with several aunts and uncles.
Roy is survived by his wife, Aurora, sons Thad and wife Tanya, Ryan and his wife Sarah, all of Midland, Texas, sister Nancy Haning and husband Jerry of Amarillo, Texas, brother Dan and wife Debbie of Canyon, Texas, grandchildren Brittany Green and husband Doug, Reagan Chin, Chandler Reese and Jackson Reese, and great grandchildren Declan, Emmy, and Rex Green.
A brief remembrance will be held from 10:00 to 11:00AM, Monday, February 11, 2019, at Davis Funeral Home, 6200 S. Eastern Avenue, Las Vegas. Cremation will follow.
The Reese family wishes to extend sincere thanks to the entire staff at South Point Hotel and Casino.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to your favorite charity in Roy’s Honor.
I first met Roy when I made my first move with Marathon from Shreveport to Houston in 1978. Roy was in accounting, while I was in Onshore Reservoir. But we met mostly at lunch playing cards or in the evening playing softball, where Roy was the coach. I was the new kid on an accounting team, so I got to play very little, but I did learn to keep score very well. That experience pushed me to be player/coach at future MOC locations in Shreveport, Lafayette, Tyler, and Midland. I saw Roy in various accounting roles in each of those offices, often getting help from Roy in running MOC-employee golf tournaments at each location. My last work with "Chief" was providing production accruals for the Gas Asset team. Roy was one of a kind, a rabid Horns fan, and great to work with. Let me give you a fond farewell, Roy, from all of the ex-Marathoners!!
Pat SincoxHouston, TX
Rest easy my childhood friend, always respected & admired him, we had some great times playing in the “gulley “
Chuck LitterellBorger, TX
Our heartfelt condolences Hiyas... May the souls of Roy Rest In Peace and let Perpetual Light shine upon him. He’s now at peace with the Lord and we know that he’ll be in your heart forever. Take care of yourself always.......... love Kuya Boyet and Ate Ching.
Cecilio and Cynthia ProfetaTustin, CA
My condolences to all Roy's family. Roy was a good friend and someone that helped me in my career as a young engineer at Marathon. I spent many great times with Roy in Midland and Houston both inside and outside of Marathon. In his retirement, I always looked forward to visiting Roy for the Breeder's Cup weekend and the occasional Kentucky Derby. Roy was one of a kind! I will certainly miss hearing from him and seeing him in Vegas.
Tom WeslingThe Woodlands, TX
Roy was my close friend in grade school. I have plenty of wonderful memories of him. So sorry he's gone. Very best to all his family and friends.
Jim RoseberyPflugerville, TX
We never know when the last time will come when we will talk to someone, Roy was a great guy is all I can say to describe him. I feel so fortunate to have set with him on Sunday at the Pointe Super Bowl Party. We had some great laughs and visited a lot, while he pounded down those chicken wings and cherry cokes.
You will be missed, RIP (chief)
Kurt SutherAmarillo, TX