Jack was the Owner of Reese Construction, Company. He was Organizing Director of West Pointe Bank and Trust, past President of the Illinois Asphalt Pavement Association, past President of Southern Illinois Builders Association, owner of Haydon Construction, and Co-owner of Gateway Towing Company. Jack was the Resident Engineer for the Illinois Department of Transportation on the Poplar Street Bridge, and the Chain of Rocks Canal and River Bridges. The highlight of his career was the paving of the oval track at the Gateway International Raceway. He was a member of St. Clair Country Club. An avid golfer, he was proud to be a member of the Hole-In-One Club. He was inducted into the Palmyra High School Academic Hall of Fame. He was also a member of St. Matthew United Methodist Church in Belleville, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his:
Surviving are his:
Memorials: Memorials may be made to the St. Matthew United Methodist Church or Hospice of Southern Illinois.
Visitation: Visitation from 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm, Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Kurrus Funeral Home in Belleville, Illinois and from 10:00 am – 11:00 am, at St. Matthews United Methodist Church in Belleville, Illinois.
Funeral: Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, February 18, 2019 at St. Matthew United Methodist Church, with Larry Patton officiating. Private Family Entombment at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Illinois.