Gilbert Thomas Reel, 101, of Front Royal, Virginia, passed away on Saturday, June 22, 2019, in his home.
A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, June 26 at 1:00 p.m. at Maddox Funeral Home with Pastor Happy Anderson officiating. Interment will follow in Panorama Memorial Gardens at Waterlick with military honors provided by the Winchester VFW Post 2123.
Mr. Reel was born on December 17, 1917, in Woodstock, Virginia, son of the late Claude Gilbert Reel and Virgie Mae Barton Reel. He retired after many dedicated years from Riverton Lime Stone Company. Mr. Reel was a United States Marine serving during World War II. He was a member of the Giles B. Cook Post 53 American Legion. He was married to the late Flora Ellen Sibert Reel.
Surviving are a son Claude S. Reel, Sr. and wife Charlotte of Front Royal; one sister Kathleen Mauck of Strasburg; grandchildren Jennifer Thorpe Cook and husband James and Claude Samuel “Sam” Reel, Jr. and wife Jessica; great-grandchildren Madison Cook, Brayson Cook, Taylor Reel, Kyleigh Reel, and Skylor Reel; and son-in-law Leroy Thorpe of Luray.
Mr. Reel was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter Martha Ellen Thorpe; and brother Alfred Reel.
Pallbearers will be Sam Reel, Wes Burner, Jim McDonald, Steven Sibert, Eddie Ralls, and Jack Ralls.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 26 from 12:00 p.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home.