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Richard E. Rees

June 25, 1949 — February 29, 2024



Cypress, Texas - Richard E Rees, age 74. Heaven gained an angel on Thursday, February 29, 2024, when he lost his valiant battle with cancer. He was born on June 25, 1949, in Billings, Montana, the son of Vivian (Banning) and Ralph Rees. Coming to Ohio as an infant with his mother, while his father returned to active duty in the Marine Corps, Richard was a 1967 graduate of Joseph Badger High School. Richard served in the United States Navy from 1967 to 1970, and was aboard the U.S.S. Norfolk. He often spoke of being a “Golden Shellback” while serving in the Navy.

 In 1980 Richard settled in Texas, and was a machinist for the Dresser, Schlumberger, and for Baker Hughes. Richard had a love of reptiles that began when he was a young boy. He at one time owned 145 snakes, three monitor lizards, turtles and tortoises.

When he was younger, he skated on the streets with the Urban Animal’s on the weekends. Richard loved the open road, riding motorcycles since the age of seventeen. He belonged to the BMW Owner’s Association, and the British Motorcycle Association. Richard loved to meet his friends on Bike Nite, belonging to the Montrose Beer & Gun Club. He worked part time at the Rockefeller’s Nite Cub, and Continental Club, as a sound guy and door man. Richard played a huge part in the Houston music non-profit community. He loved nature photography and was proud that many of his photographs were featured on Google.

 Richard is preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Robert Rees. Survivors include his daughter, Jeanette Rees of Memphis, Tennessee; a sister, Judy (Steve Woofter) Rees of Kinsman, Ohio; a brother, Jack Rees of Angwin, California; as well his many friends in Texas, that were his family. Per Richard’s request, no public services will be held. Share a fond memory or condolence at

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