Reece Funeral Home & Valley Chapel 

     Three generations of the Reece family has been serving Tri-state area families in times of grief for over half a century at Reece Funeral Home.  

     Established in the 1940’s by Alvin D. Reece Sr., the Reece family was the first to build a new modern funeral home in Claiborne County; and the current facility – Reece Funeral Home & Valley Chapel – was the first funeral home in the Harrogate/Speedwell area. 

     Both Alvin D. Reece and Bobbie Reece have been recognized by The Tennessee Funeral Directors Association for over 50 years of service. (Alvin 57 years & Bobbie 51 years).  After growing up in the family business A. Davis Reece II started working full time in the business in 1967.  A.D. Reece III (Davy) worked in the counseling field for some years and became a licensed funeral director in 1997.  Rebecca Rose Reece is also a very active member of the family business and has been very instrumental in it’s success. 

     The staff at Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel provide compassionate service during a families most distressful time. 

     Our business philosophy is “Our family serving your family”, says Davy Reece, vice president of Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel.  “We treat people like we want to be treated, with dedicated Christian service,” added his father, Davis Reece Owner/CEO. 


     Funeral Home Website: ( ) with online obituaries and an opportunity to send condolences & sign the families register book.  New lighting in the chapel and selection rooms.  Sam Gibson went from part time to full time and has been a great asset in helping families in their time of need. 

Long Range Plans/Goals:

     Remain Claiborne County’s only local family owned & operated funeral home. We will not sell out like the others.  Continue to provide the best service at the best prices.  Implementation of a new digital music system with virtually limitless musical selections and provide free video tributes to the families we serve. 

     Reece Funeral Home and Valley Chapel is located at 6340 Cumberland Gap Parkway.  The Reece family and their staff are available 24 hours a day seven days a week.  For more information call 423-869-3651, 423-626-4249 or 800-496-6281. 


*Reprinted with permission from The Middlesboro Daily News. Donna Green.