John Ivan Reece, age 78 of Jasper, passed away on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at Grady Hospital. The family will receive friends at Darby Funeral Home on Friday, September 20th from 9:30am to 1:30pm. The funeral will be on Friday, September 20th at 2pm in the chapel of Darby Funeral Home with Rev. Doug Lusk officiating. Interment will follow at Cherokee Memorial Park. He is survived by: Wife - Clara Reece of Jasper Daughter - Dana (Wayne) Tippens of Jasper Daughter - Tammy (Kenneth) Chester of Jasper Sister - Brenda Romero of Smyrna Sister - Freda Kaneko of New Caney, TX. Grandchildren - Josh and Abby Tippens, Jennifer and Bo Waldroup, Kirsten Chester Great-Grandchildren - Jackson Willingham, Lilli Tippens, Levi Tippens, Luke Tippens A host of nieces, nephews, brothers-in law, and sisters-in-law also survive. The caring staff of Darby Funeral Home is honored to serve the Reece family.