LEXINGTON— Services for John H. Reat, 93, were held Wednesday, Aug. 17, 2011, in Lexington United Methodist Church in Lexington with Rev. Travis Summerlin and Rev. Lee Lamb officiating. Burial was in Lexington Cemetery in Lexington.
Mr. Reat died Sunday, Aug. 14, in Lighthouse Altenheim Hospice in Round Rock.
He was born May 9, 1918, in String Prairie near Lexington to John Arvel and Elvira (Stockton) Reat.
Mr. Reat was a 1939 graduate of Texas A&M.
He was a World War II veteran, serving as a captain in the U. S. Army Air Corp and as a major the Reserves.
He married Dixie Gowan on Feb. 11, 1944, in San Antonio.
They were Taylor residents for the past year and formerly of Lexington from March 1946 to August 2010.
Mr. Reat was a member of Lexington United Methodist Church and was a Sunday school teacher.
He was also a member of the Lexington American Legion Post No. 6, served as director with Lee County Burleson County Soil Conservation District, served on Lexington School Board and was past president with Lee County Cattlemen’s Association.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Clare Edith Ashley.
Survivors are his wife, Dixie Reat of Taylor; a son, Richard Arvel Reat and wife Geri of Tanglewood; a daughter, Samye Jane Turner and husband Owen of Taylor; a sister, Elvira Aminda Hanson of Chattanooga, Tennessee; two grandchildren, Dana Barber and John M. “Jody” Reat; and three great-grandchildren, David M. Reat, Richard Corbin Reat and Logan D. Barber.
Pallbearers were Greg Langhennig, John Ashley, John M. Reat, David M. Reat and Owen Turner.
Honorary pallbearers were Gale Blackmon, Br uce Reat, Ralph Thompson, Richard Townson, Adolph Herder, Fritz Connally, Corbin Reat, Logan Barber, Jeff Reat and Kelly Reat.
Memorials may be made to Lexington American Legion Post No. 6, P.O. Box 94, Lexington, TX 78947 or to Lexington United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 116, Lexington, TX 78947.