Herbert (Herb) Lee Reece

May 21, 1959 - December 2, 2020

Herbert (Herb) Lee Reece, 61, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since 1985, formerly of Connersville, IN, passed away Wednesday, December 2, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born May 21, 1959 in Sand Gap, KY to Sherman Reece and Ruth Christine Kirby, now deceased.

Herbert was of the Christian faith. He was a dedicated husband, Father and Grandfather, who believed in honesty, hard work and always doing what was right.  He grew up with small town values and worked tirelessly to provide for his family.  Despite growing up of modest means, Herbert was able to put himself through college and master many skills and trades, developing himself into a successful entrepreneur.  Herb was an artist, a craftsman and a most talented wood worker.  There wasn’t anything He could not do if he put his mind to it.  Although Herbert spent most of his life living in Florida, he never forgot his roots or where he came from, keeping those small town values and passing them on to his children. 

He is survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Wally Reece of Cape Coral; five loving children, Richard Coleman of Cape Coral, Talina Reece of Connersville, IN, Clint Reece (Brandy) of Connersville, IN, William Coleman (Nicole) of Syracuse, NY, and Kelly Caudill of IN; 13 Grandchildren; as well as 3 Great Grandchildren.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Richard coleman Dec 7, 2020 at 8:24 pm

    Rip to the man who raised me and forever will be my dad you stepped in and raised me and my brother like your own children and always taught me to put family first and what a real man was. I will never forget you loove always
    Rick C

  2. daniel j kirby Dec 7, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    i miss our youth herbert,you were always fun to be around when we were kids.gonna miss ya the rest of my time here.

  3. Georane Ahrns Dec 7, 2020 at 8:54 pm

    I send my deepest condolences to you Wally and your family. If there’s anything I can do just message me.

  4. Debbie McQueen Dec 8, 2020 at 3:27 am

    So sorry for your loss sending love and prayers

  5. Teresa Durham Dec 8, 2020 at 7:12 am

    Herb was fun grow up with, normally kind of quiet. He was an awesome 1st cousin. He enjoyed taking peoples pictures without them knowing, then surprising us later through an messenger chat. He loved teasing me with his wife’s (Wally) mozzarella salad or his cup of coffee over looking their lake behind their home. Herb was way more then a cousin, he was a great, great friend, just as his wife Wally. I can understand their soulmate relationship, When they loved and respected you, you could feel that love. I will forever miss Herb as I keep him alive in my heart and with the continued family-ship of his beloved wife. Herb was one of a kind, he was such a kind man and appreciated his upbringing as much as (he would say) Florida has been good to him and Wally. I sure wish we would have gotten the chance to go parasailing together, but we will meet again! ❤
    My sincere condolences to all that loved Herb, it was a huge loss, my prayers are with all. 🙏

  6. Nona trogdon Dec 8, 2020 at 7:50 am

    God be with you all as you go thru this difficult time. Herb was such a nice and talented guy. He loved his family dearly. May God hold you all close and help you thru it. Hugs to my grandsons as I know you loved ur grandpa.

  7. Julio Morel Dec 8, 2020 at 10:56 am

    The sorrow we feel when we lose a loved one is the price we pay to have them in our lives. Herb you’ve touched many lives in many ways. I’m grateful for having the honor of knowing you. May you Rest In Peace .

  8. Rebecca Lakes Dec 8, 2020 at 11:39 am

    We are all heavy hearted. Herb you will be missed, you were a pillar in many lives. Always kind and cracking the funniest jokes. Cruising with you will always be one of my favorite memories. Sending lots of love and prayers to the Reese and Coleman family, I know what great importance you were to everyone. We love you Herb ❤️🙏🏽

  9. Lydia Kirby Barton Dec 8, 2020 at 11:40 am

    I am so sorry to see you go my wonderful nephew
    You’ll have your wings up there in heaven with my son Lynie and with your mother and the rest of your family in heaven. So sorry I didn’t get to see you last year but I see you later when I get my wing love forever Herbert. He was like a little brother to me we grew up together your aunt Lydia was only four years older than you rest in peace my little brother my little brother.

  10. Nancy Fermin Dec 8, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    Our deepest condolences. our thoughts and prayers are with your families.

  11. Linda Lakes Dec 8, 2020 at 1:53 pm

    I am so saddened by the loss of my wonderful brother-in-law Herbert Reece. Herb was such a big part of my life both
    at work and in our family life. He and Wally took the best care of each other and always had consideration for each others wants and needs. He was a wonderful role model to my beloved nephews Rick and Bill and his grandchildren
    and my grandchildren. You never know what kind of impact you make on this earth, I will tell you Heb made this world
    a better place. He will forever be in my heart.

  12. Alex Lakes Dec 8, 2020 at 2:01 pm

    Herb thank you for all the great memories. I look forward to seeing you again some day. It’s sad to see you go. You will be missed and forever in our hearts. Thank you so much.

  13. Galewski Family Dec 8, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Our deepest condolences to you Wally and Family ❤️ No words to soften the pain of your loss, but the memories will keep Herb close by. Fun fun times cruising with, working with, and occasional shenanigans with 🥰😊
    Know big hugs, prayers and love come to all of you.
    The Marina & Matt Galewski Family ❤️

  14. Shane Lakes Dec 8, 2020 at 6:41 pm

    Herb, My brother in law in family, My partner in business, My friend in life . Proud to call you my friend, You will be missed every day. Safe journey and I will see you on the other side.

  15. Iverson Family Dec 8, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    I am grateful for the time you had here on Earth and I am grateful for the love you shared with Aunt Wally. I am also thankful for the way you raised my cousins and how you helped to shape them into the wonderful men they are today. You were a quiet man but you always had a big presence, and because of this we will miss you at every family gathering. You were so creative and you were also a master craftsman whose talents were limitless. There are no words that can truly express how deeply your passing hurts. However, the hurt we all feel is a testament to how much we all loved you. Your life will continue on through the memories we all hold dear to our hearts. Until we meet again, thank you for being a wonderful husband, friend, uncle, father-in-law, brother-in-law, father, and grandfather. You will be forever missed.
    Chris, Jason, and Lilly

  16. chandra parmiter Dec 9, 2020 at 9:47 am

    It was a joy to do business with Herb…he was always of a kind heart, a talent at his craft, and honest. He will be truly missed by all of us. I wish his family strength and love.

  17. Heath Pitcher Dec 9, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    I write this with a heavy heart and my mind in complete disbelief. I will forever feel blessed to have you step in as my uncle and help teach me as a child and later mentor me in my professional life. You will be missed but I know your in a better place now. I will do my best to help carry on your legacy. RIP Uncle Herb…

  18. Danielle Pitcher Dec 9, 2020 at 8:45 pm

    It is hard to put into words what a loss like this feels like. Herb was always a strong and steady force for his family and a man that loved and protected them. He was a man of fewer words but you could always count on him for a witty remark and to be a master on the grill. I always admired how Heath would look up to Herb when it came to his skill and artistry in his work. It was always easy to see the dedication and attention he put into his craft. His presence will be missed during family get togethers but his legacy will live on through our thoughts and memories with him.

  19. Paul and Susie Dec 13, 2020 at 1:11 pm

    Wally we love you and the Family. Our hearts are heavy to know we’ve lost Herb. You and Herb always meant the world to us. Herb was a wonderful friend and Brother-in-law we thought the world of him. He will be missed more than words can say. We love you Wally and Family. You are all in our prayers.

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