Roland Lee Reel, 87, of Marion, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 at Blue Ridge Hospital in Spruce Pine.
Roland was born in McDowell County on April 29, 1935 to the late Luther Reel and Elizabeth Morgan Reel. He was a member of Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church where he served as Sunday school teacher, building fund chairman and Deacon. He loved the Lord and his family and was known as a fun loving man. His wish for his family and friends was to not only finish but to finish well.
Preceding Roland in death including his parents are his first wife, Grace Reel; son, Rex Reel; sisters, Claira Styles, Ellen Holllifield and Rosetta Buchanan and stepson Jennings Reel.
Left to cherish his memories are his wife, Lula Reel; son Darrell Reel (Sherry); stepdaughter, Teresa Reel; daughter-in-law, Cathy Reel; two brothers, Roby Reel and Leroy Reel (Janice); four grandchildren, Amy Hollifield (Eric), Matt Reel (Stacy), Jessica Jolly (Adam) and Christie Anderson (Joey); a step grandson, Derrick Reel and his great grandchildren, Grayson Hollifield, Dawson Hollifield, Samuel Anderson and one on the way.
A funeral service will be held on Sunday, November 27, 2022 at Mt. Calvary Free Will Baptist Church at 3:00 pm, with Rev. Rick Wood officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 2:00 pm until 3:00 pm at the church. Burial will follow at Mt. Calvary Cemetery.