Dr. Bryan Rufus Reep Sr., 85, of Southern Pines, NC passed away peacefully late Friday April 10, 2015 after a short illness. Bryan Reep, son of the late Alfred Roy Reep and Lilly Lackey Reep, was born on May 18, 1929 in Fallston, NC. Bryan earned degrees from Duke and NC State and then a PhD of Public Health from UNC. He worked for the NC State Board of Health and then was a professor at Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst, NC until his retirement. He and his wife Betty were members of Southern Pines United Methodist Church. In his free time, Bryan was an avid gardener and enjoyed fishing with his friends, Bob and Linda Fisher. As a alumnus of three local universities, he always enjoyed watching his teams' sports events on TV. l He lived a long and fulfilling life and was loved by his family and made many new friends since their move to Penick Village in 2011.
Bryan is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Betty Reep, his sons Bryan Reep Jr. (wife Liz) of Durham and Sam Reep of Boynton Beach, FL, and granddaughters Avery Reep of Charlotte, Emily Reep of Wilmington, and Allison Reep of Durham. He is survived by a sister, Marlene Guthrie (husband Edward) of Hickory, NC. Sharing our grief is his long-time friend, Jim Anderson.
A celebration of his life will take place on April 17, 2015 at 1 pm at Southern Pines United Methodist Church. There will also be a reception at Penick Village at 2:00 pm.
Flowers may be sent to Penick Village, 500 East Rhode Island Ave., Southern Pines, NC or memorials in his honor may be sent to Southern Pines United Methodist Church or the charity of ones choice.
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