Dateline: March 4, 2004


Funeral services for Freddie Garland Reck, age 65, were held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March, 3, 2004, in the First United Methodist Church in Claude with Rev. Janet Edwards, Pastor, and Dr. Roger A. Hubbard, Pastor of Lake Tanglewood Community Church, officiating.  Burial was held in Claude Cemetery under the direction of Robertson Funeral Directors, Inc., of Clarendon.

Mr. Reck died Monday, March 1, 2004, in Amarillo.  He was born July 25, 1938, in Claude and had lived in Armstrong County much of his life.  He graduated from Clarendon High School and attended Sul Ross University.  He married Colleen Mathus DeVore on June 30, 2000, at Tucumcari, New Mexico.  He was employed in various positions with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company throughout his 32 year career.  He was based out of Pampa and then Amarillo before his retirement.  Throughout his career, he maintained his involvement in the family farming and cattle ranching business in Armstrong County.  After his retirement, he continued full time in the family farming and ranching business as a third generation owner of land in Armstrong County, holding land that was homesteaded and has always been owned only by the Reck family.

He was preceded in death by his father, John P. Reck.

Survivors include his wife, Colleen Reck of Claude; his mother, Frances Chauveaux Reck of Claude; two daughters, Cheri Reck Mann and husband Gary of Lake Tanglewood and DíLene Reck Sandleback and husband Brian of Coppell; three grandchildren, Preston Mann of Lake Tanglewood, and Beau Sandleback and Cody Sandleback, both of Coppell; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.

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