Sterling Wallace Reese was born on Mary 10, 1930 in Lauderdale County, Tennessee to Lafayette Sterling and Edna Eudoris (Gitchell) Reese. He suffered from Alzheimer's disease for the past 6 years and now is with his Lord Jesus. He quit school at the 6th grade to pick cotton with his family; times were hard in those days and his help was needed. He was married to Deloris Blackburn about 5 days before her 16th Birthday. To this union 6 children were born; Larry, Mike, Carolyn, Terry, Connie and Mark. He moved to Oregon where he studied and got his GED when he was 34 years old and worked his way up the ranks at Weyerhaeuser and Company. He was married for 26 years and divorced. Wally was injured in an accident and retired. Soon he moved to Missouri where he met and married Viola Kisner. They both had a passion for horses and loved trail rides and the Saddle Club. Wally loved to fish and hunt his dogs. He loved rodeos and going to church. He held a ministers license with Bible Way association. God blessed them both with friends and the love of extended family.
He was preceded in death by his mother, father, brother, Rhea Reese, sister, Maxine Myhrvold and a younger son, Mark Edward.
He is survived by his wife, Viola of the home, son, Larry and wife, Glenna, Carolyn and husband, Arnie; Mike, Terry and wife, Jackie, Connie and husband, Bob. Also surviving are his grandchildren, great grandchildren, 5 stepsons, Dale, Damon, Derek, Daniel, and Dwayne Wallen, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.