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Carl Nelson Reel




Mr. Carl Nelson Reel, age 92, of Marion, North Carolina, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 1st, 2021 at Hospice of the Carolina Foothills SECU Inpatient Unit in Forest City, North Carolina.  The son of the late John Thomas Reel, Sr. and Winnie Lail Reel, Carl was born in McDowell County, North Carolina on February 20th, 1929. 


Mr. Reel, following many years of having proudly served, retired from the United States Army where he had served in the Korean and Vietnam Wars.  Carl enjoyed spending quality time with his friends and family.  He will be truly missed by all that knew him. 


He is survived by five children, Vickie Carter (Greg), Douglas Reel (Linda), Jean Owens, Johnny Reel (Donna) and Kathy Reel; ten grandchildren; fourteen great grandchildren; and a number of nieces and nephews.


In keeping with Carl’s wishes, no services are planned at this time. Family and friends wishing to leave a thought and/or memory are encouraged to do so by clicking on "Tribute Wall" on the top right above the obituary.


Those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Reel’s memory are asked to consider, American Cancer Society, 120 Executive Park, Building 1, Asheville, North Carolina 28801 or by visiting www.cancer.org.





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A candle was lit in memory of Carl Reel

Pam Lytle Mar 20 2021 12:00 AM

It saddened my heart to learn of Carl's passing. I was his banker in Marion, and we grew to have a wonderful friendship. I am blessed to have a limerick that he wrote to me, which I have had in my office on display since the day he gave it to me. May God Bless you Carl Reel, and your family. I will truly miss you

SUSIE BOWERS Mar 15 2021 12:00 AM

I loved spending the last 20 years getting to know my dad. He'll be missed. I love you dad

Kat Reel Mar 5 2021 12:00 AM

I will miss my sweet dad.... I will miss his humor, his limericks, and just spending time with him. One of my favorite memories was spending Thanksgiving holidays with him this last year! He drove me around in his 3 wheeler and it was fun! I am his oldest daughter and have many memories of my dad. I am glad his passing was peaceful and I know he is in a good place now visiting his family. I love him . Vickie Carter

Vickie Carter (daughter) Mar 5 2021 12:00 AM

Carl called me his favorite son-in-law (because I am his only son-in-law), and I appreciated the sentiment and his fine sense of humor. He was a good dad to my sweet Vickie, and that's a priceless gift for which I am grateful.

Greg Carter Mar 5 2021 12:00 AM

Know that the staff of Hospice of the Carolina Foothills is thinking of you and your family.
Susan Messer
Bereavement Volunteer

Susan Messer Mar 5 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carl Reel

Felicia Frady Peek Mar 2 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carl Reel

Renee Tilson Mar 2 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carl Reel

Rena Mar 2 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Carl Reel

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