Lieutenant James R. “Jimmy” Rees


Jim was born February 14, 1956, in Corbin, Kentucky to Joy and Myrtle (Setser) Rees. He attended Dayton (Kentucky) High School.

Jim joined the Bellevue Police Department as a Police Officer in 1984. He was promoted up the ranks to Lieutenant. During his tenure he started a volunteer program and also served as their firearms instructor. Lieutenant Rees retired in 2005 with 21 years of service.

Lieutenant Rees was also a licensed pilot and served on  the Gene Snyder Airport Board in Falmouth.

Lieutenant Rees died December 24, 2023 at the age of 67.

He is predeceased by his parents and a brother, Terry Rees. Lieutenant Rees is survived by his daughter, Maria (Jason) Turner; stepchildren, Mary Beth (Shawn) Childers and Dr. Thomas W. (Jamie) Francis, Jr.; three grandchildren; several step-grandchildren; and siblings, Deanie Rees, Jerry Rees, and Mike Rees

Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at the Cooper Funeral Home in Alexandria. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741.


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