Funeral services for John William Reber, 85, of Levelland, who died Monday, Aug. 21, 2017 in Levelland, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 25, in George Price Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24, in George Price Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will be in the City of Levelland Cemetery, with George Price Funeral Home directing arrangements. Johnny was born May 28, 1932 in Kansas City, MO, to William and Ethel Marie Mills Reber. He graduated from Seagraves High School, and joined the Army Service Unit from Antiaircraft and Guided Missiles Branch of the Artillery School at Fort Bliss in 1953. He married Margie Porter on March 27, 1954 in Seagraves. He was honorably discharged from the Army, and then attended Texas Tech, where he received his BS degree in Industrial Engineering in 1960. He began work for SPS in Lubbock for 15 years, then was transferred to Levelland where he retired in 1993. He taught a vocational program for SPS, and was a member of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He was honored as the “Young Engineer of the Year” in 1966. He was a member of Parkway Drive Baptist Church in Lubbock, where he served as the Director of the Royal Ambassadors. He was also a member of the Lubbock Explorer Scouts. He was a loyal member of the Lions Clubs in different towns for 22 years, and was also a member of the RC Model Airplane Club. He was preceded in death by his parents. Surviving are his wife, Margie; a son, Terry and wife, Grata, of Littlefield; a grandson, Colt W. Reber of Lubbock; a great-granddaughter, Gemma Michelle Reber; a soon-to-be great-grandson; and a son, Bill Reber and wife, Ether, of Medical Lake, Washington.

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