Ralph Douglas Reese, age 82, of Lynchburg passed away on Monday, September 3, 2012 at his residence. A native of Moore County, he was a son of the late Lee and Dora Philpot Reese. He was retired from Caterpillar Tractor in Aurora, Illinois. He was a member of the Church of Christ at Cedar Lane, #509 Farris Creek Lodge and Lynchburg OES #492. Services were held on Wednesday, September 5 at the Lynchburg Funeral Home chapel with Bro. Pat Allison and Bro. Steve Hovater officiating. Burial followed in the Lynchburg Cemetery. Mr. Reese is survived by his wife of 44 years, Betty Reese of Lynchburg; Sons, Micky Joe (Jill) Reese and Ricky Douglas Reese both of Shelbyville, daughters, Mary Lou (Roy) Stephens and Patsy Stovall (Donald) Andrews both of Shelbyville, nine grandchildren and 15 great-grandchildren, brother Milton Reese of Tullahoma, sisters, Mary Metcalf of Lynchburg and Peggy (Bill) Ward of Estill Springs. Mr. Reese was preceded in death by his son, Roger “Pete” Reese. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the American Heart Association. Lynchburg Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.