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 Jackson Edward Reel

Jackson Edward Reel

Death 30 Oct 2012 (aged 16)
Hinton, Rockingham County, Virginia, USA
Burial Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend
Memorial ID 100006407 · View Source
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On October 30, 2012, Jackson Reel, son of Vonda Johnston and Clifford Reel, and step-son of Donald Johnston, was involved in a fatal car accident on Coopers Mountain Road in Hinton, VA, at age 16.

Jackson was an upbeat and happy-go-lucky junior at Turner Ashby High School. He was a member of the varsity wrestling team. In addition to winning many individual competitions, he placed 7th in the State Wrestling Tournament in the 132 pound division as a sophomore. He had planned to go to Old Dominion University after high school where he hoped to continue his wrestling career and to pursue a degree in business. He grew up on his family's horse farm in Hinton, Virginia. Jackson rode sporadically, but he enjoyed taking care of the horses and working on farm maintenance projects. Jackson also enjoyed working on his grandfather's chicken farm. He had found a new interest in collision repair and was considering this as an additional career opportunity. He most loved being with friends and family. He met challenges and adversity with tenacity and determination. His smile was infectious and his playfulness was inspiring.

Jackson is survived by the immediate Reel and Johnston families, as well as the extended Evans and Kimble families. He lived with his mother, stepfather and sisters: Augusta Lane Reel and Scarlett Leigh Reel.

A public memorial service will be held in Turner Ashby High School gymnasium on Saturday, November 3, 2012, at 10:00 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to a memorial fund to support the work of the "Little Mended Hearts Program "at the Children's Medical Center within the University of Virginia. Checks should be made payable to the Jackson Reel Memorial Fund and mailed to 5791 W Dry River Rd., Dayton, VA 22821.

From Johnson Funeral Service, Bridgewater

Jackson died with his high school sweetheart, Cyndal Ward

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