WATKINSVILLE - Pledger "Pete" Reems, 89, entered into rest Friday, July 19, 2013.
He was born in Banks County, the son of the late Henry and Sally Hooper Reems and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Watkinsville. He faithfully served his country during World War II in the Pacific Theatre including Guadalcanal, retiring from the United States Navy with over 20 of service. Together with his late wife Mable, they operated Reems Child Daycare Centers in Commerce and Jefferson for a number of years and he also operated a barbershop in downtown Jefferson for many years.
Survivors include a daughter, Joyce Cox; sons, Pete Reems, Jr. and Dallas Reems; and nine grandchildren.
Graveside services were held Saturday, July 20, at Woodbine Cemetery in Jefferson with military honors and the Rev. Carlos Sibley officiating.
Memorials may be made to the First Baptist Church of Watkinsville, 1610 Simonton Bridge Rd., Watkinsville, GA 30677.
Evans Funeral Home, Jefferson, was in charge of arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.evansfuneralhomeinc.com