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James Dwire Rees Jr.

March 28, 1920 — August 23, 2018

James Dwire Rees Jr., 98, of Camby, passed away on August 23, 2018.  He was born in Maysville, KY on March 28, 1920 to the late James Sr. and Mary Inlow (Pyles) Rees.  James graduated from Tech High School and attended the University of Kentucky.  He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and was on the USS Bogue from 1942-44.  After the war, he returned home to his wife, Peggy (Brunson) Rees.  Together they worked in the family business, Willowbrook Golf Course, until 1966.  James then developed the Friendswood Golf Course and retired in 2000.  He restored 5 Model T Fords, was a Boy Scout Master for Troop 444, a ham radio operator (K9YKH) and taught ham radio at the Indiana School for the Blind.  James was a charter member of the Eagle Creek Sailing Club and helped build many of the docks.  He also enjoyed going to auctions with his second wife, Alice Rose (York) Rees.  James was preceded in death by his wives, Peggy (Brunson) Rees and Alice Rose (York) Rees; sisters, Lillian Bockoski and Margaret Taylor.  He was also a member of Plainfield Christian Church (800 Dan Jones Rd) where Memorial services will be Monday, August 27, at 6:00 pm.  Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until time of service at 6:00 pm.  Military Honors will start at 6:00 pm followed by the service.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Mooresville Senior Center (PO Box 343, Mooresville, IN 46158) where James was a past board member.  Survivors include his son, Daniel (Susan) Rees; daughters, Esther (John) Ellis, Ginger (Carl) Brophy and Sara Rees; 9 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and a few great great grandchildren.
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