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Rea, Blonnie C.

 


Blonnie C. Rea

Services: Have been held.

Blonnie C. Rea, 82, of Portales died Thursday, March 11, 2004, in Lubbock.

He was born Aug. 26, 1921, in Floyd to Adah and Melvin H. Rea.

He grew up in Floyd, graduated in the class of 1940, and played center on the state championship basketball team.

He married Mary Evelyn Sain on Dec. 12, 1941, in Portales. After her death on April 4, 1971, he married June Killion on May 30, 1976.

He farmed and ranched in the Bethel, Floyd and Portales area, and raised Appaloosas. He was a county commissioner, served on the Rural Electrical Administration board and other boards, and was a member of Central Christian Church.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Lloyd Rea, 12; three sisters, Grace Pierce, Jewel Terry and Lilly Martin; and his first wife.

Survivors include his wife June, of the home; a son Linton (and wife Ferne) Rea, of Colorado Springs; two stepsons, Weldon Killion of Fresno, Calif., and Wayne Killion of Portales; two stepdaughters, Gaylie Killion of Oklahoma City and Paula Killion of Midland; two grandchildren, Lyndy (Marlon) DeCastro of Phoenix and Kara Rea of Mission Hills, Calif.; three great-grandchildren, Shira, Sasha and Levi; several step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Reesy Rea of Eureka, Mont., and his twin brother, Lonnie Rea of Plainview, Neb.

Services will be officiated by Kenneth Broad and David Bennett.

Burial will be at Portales Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Bobby Gresham, Wayne Killion, Dick Hood, Mike Urton, Cody Killion and Jim Good.

Honorary pallbearers are C.N. Charlie Anderson, Leonard Bryant, Polk Clark, Glenn Widener, J.T. Toombs, T.Z. Duncan and Farrell Odom.

Arrangements are by Wheeler Mortuary of Portales.

 
 

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