Robert "Bob" C. Reese

Born in Gallatin, TN on February 10, 1937

Departed on June 13, 2014 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Robert “Bob” C. Reese- age 77 went to be with the Lord on June 13, 2014. Bob was born in Gallatin, TN to the late Robert and Florence Reese. Bob opened Windy City Barber Shop in Chicago, IL in 1956 and owned it until 1972. He then moved back to Hendersonville and opened Town and Country Barber Shop, now Bob Reese Barber Shop, which is still in operation. In 1977 he became an Ordained General Baptist Minster. His family meant everything especially his wife Helen who was the love of his life. He touched many lives and will be deeply missed.
He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Helen Reese; sons, James R. Reese (Bernice) and David W. Reese (Brenda Jay); daughter, Allyson Nicole Rhinehart (Willy); grandchildren, James R. Reese, Kayla Cherie Dorris, Christopher Escue, Kaitelynne Cook and Tracy, Seth and Mary Rhinehart; great-grandchildren, Helena Walker, Hayden and Riley Dorris and Braxton Cook. sister, Betty McQuiston of Chicago.
Active pallbearers will be Seth Rhinehart, James Reese, Jim Reese, David Reese, and Willy Rhinehart. Honorary Pallbearers will be friends of Bob Reese Barber Shop.
A life celebration service will be held on Monday June 16, 2014 at 1p.m. in the Chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Sunday June 15, 2014 from 1-8pm and Monday from 11-1pm at the Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to any branch of Regions Bank. HENDERSONVILLE FUNERAL HOME 353 Johnny Cash Pkwy Hendersonville, TN 37075 (615) 824-3855 springfieldfh.wpengine.com

6 Comments to Robert "Bob" C. Reese

  1. Rebecca and Bob Vanderpool
    June 14, 2014 8:26 pm

    Our love and prayers to the Reese Family. I always enjoyed seeing Mr and Mrs Reese as customers while I worked at Citizens Bank in H’ville on Cherokee. We always check the advertisements on TV for Hendersonville Health Mart to see if they were part of the crowd. They were such a nice couple. Rebecca and Bob Vanderpool

  2. Jerry Biederman
    June 18, 2014 9:42 pm

    Bob was a friend to many. I looked forward to meeting the gang every weekend at the barber shop. His witty humor and coffee always brightened the day. He often said that his biggest worry if anything were to happen to him, is what would all his friends do if they didn’t have the shop to come to. One thing is for sure, there will never be another place like Bob Reese’s barber shop nor a better man than Bob Reese. I’ll miss you my friend.

  3. Mark Lorms
    June 19, 2014 5:04 pm

    Bob, you were a very good friend to me during my brief stay in Hendersonville. I met many good friends in your barbershop every saturday morning. Like I told you “if getting a haircut every week is good enough for the president of the united states it is good enough for me” I certainly will miss you.. my prayers to you and your family..

  4. JIm Reece
    July 10, 2014 4:20 pm

    To all the people you touched for the better, as was accomplished through your having been yourself, at all cost and sacrifice, thank you, Bob Reese. To many American men of Tennessee there is now one less place to go, knowing that whoever they meet there will speak thoughtfully and act respectfully. Under Bob’s stewardship, every man who came to his barbershop left there feeling better both about himself and his fellow men. This was not accomplished with scissors and beautiful words, it happened from being around a person who you knew would never bow or scrape to any man, yet who in sacrificing himself to the Lord and God creator of this world, did also become a humble, honest and sincere servant of that truth, here and now. Because we knew Bob would only lay his own strength down under conditions of real truth, we came in just to be around it. That is what happened there, whether we knew it or not. Maybe I should just speak for myself in saying, Bob, your example will be good enough for the rest of my own life. Your boss says we’ll meet again; I know this is true or else you would not have worked for Him. Til the, we’ll all stay lonely for another of your kind.
    Jim Reece,
    Kingsbury, Tx

  5. Louis Oliver
    July 18, 2014 11:03 am

    Bob and his barber shop became an institution in Hendersonville over the many years he operated. Many of the “old-timers” visited there regularly, even if they didn’t need a haircut, to discuss the local issues of the day. Most of them are gone now, and Bob has joined the old group in heaven to keep them trimmed and straight. He will be missed in Hendersonville.

  6. Devin Righter
    July 21, 2014 12:32 pm

    There are barbers and then there is Bob Reese. Without a doubt, Bob was head and shoulders above the rest. The best damn barber I have ever had the privilege to cut my hair. The first time I sat in Bob’s chair he listened to what I wanted. Then he repeated back to me what he was going to do and when he finished cutting my hair he walked me through everything he had done. He did the same routine every time I came to see him over the years. A true professional and master at his craft. Bob you will be truly missed.

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