Billy Gene Reel, 74, of Cabool, died April 19, 2004. He was born Jan. 16, 1930, the son of Ora and Aleatha Reel, and was raised and educated in the Conrad, Iowa, area. He was well-known in Conrad, Iowa, Colorado Springs, Colo., Lake of the Ozarks and Cabool and Houston for his musical talent on the steel and dobro guitars. He will be remembered for his love of music and the entertainment industry. He was preceded in death by his parents; and three brothers, Floyd, Bob and Dale Reel. Surviving are his wife, Dotty; his sons, Jerry Reel, Larry Reel and David Reel of Colorado Springs. Colo., and Jesse Reel of Camdenton; stepchildren, Jeanette Sanders of St. Louis, Arlene and Kevin Dorris of Cabool and David Sanders of Phoenix, Ariz.; sisters, Maxine and Don Stocks, Springdale, Ark., Jo and Jim Hill of Wittman, Ariz., Donna Davis of Gahanna, Ohio; brother, Larry and Rhonda Reel of Whitten, Iowa; six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. “

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