Funeral services for Mr. Edward EC Reagan, age 86 of the Willow Grove Community, will be conducted 2 p.m., Monday, June 19, 2017, at the Willow Grove Church of Christ, where the body will lie-in-state from 11 a.m. until time of services at 2 p.m. Bro. Ken Collins, Kevin Strong & Tony Johnson will officiate. Burial will be in the St. Johns Cemetery, with Military Honors provided at graveside by the James T. Davis Memorial Post 5062 of the VFW in Livingston. The family will welcome friends on Sunday afternoon from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Speck Funeral Home.
Mr. Reagan passed from this life on Friday morning, June 16, 2017 in the comfort of his home with his loving family by his side. He was born June 6, 1931, in Clay County to the late Elbert Carley & Dollie Collins Reagan. He was a member of the Willow Grove Church of Christ. He served his country during the Korean Conflict as an Infantry Sargent for the United States Army.
EC Reagan was a very influential man in his community and his family. He was a husband, father, grandfather & great grandfather who you could always count on. He taught his children and grandchildren and many others how to fish and stressed the importance of saving a dollar. He has battled so much in his life. From leaving a young wife and new baby to defend his country to being diagnosed with bile duct cancer at the age of 85. He was a fighter and loved life. EC loved his wife Jo, she was his rock. He also loved his family and friends with all of his heart. He enjoyed reading his Bible daily, it brought him peace with just the very touch of the pages. EC was a true Dale Hollow legend. He was "Mr. Muskie" and still holds all the records for the most Muskie ever caught over 40 inches, right now the record is 55. Thousands of Dale Hollow Walleyes fell to his techniques over the many decades. EC was a humble and God fearing man, a true Southern Gentleman and will be missed by all who knew him.
Mr. Reagan is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Jo Adell Hagan Reagan of the Willow Grove Community; son, Clark Reagan & wife Sharon of the Willow Grove Community; daughter,Rita Reagan-Underhill & husband Roger of Livingston; grandchildren, Dana Looper, Brandon Looper, McKensie Stover & Callie Hawkins; great grandchildren, Hannah McDonald, Haylee McDonald, Reagan Hawkins, Emma Stover & Brayden Stover; sisters, Maxine Smith, Lennie Ray, Pearl Vaughn, Inis Harris & Ellen Morris.
In addition to his parents, Mr. Reagan was preceded in death by his brother, JB "Bunk" Reagan; sister, OV Kyle.
Memorial Donation in memory of Mr. EC Reagan may be made to the St. John Cemetery Fund at the Bank of Celina or by contacting Speck Funeral Home.
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