This week our friend Betsy Reese was killed in a traffic accident as she was headed for her Corvette club meeting outside of Nashville. I had just spent time with Betsy at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and she always had a smile to share or some news she wanted to tell us about her son Hunter Reese.
Betsy was a true Corvette enthusiast who loved her customized C5 Corvette Z06 that she named “Blue”. Her love of Corvettes was passed to her son Hunter and the two of them made a fantastic pair as they would often show their cars together at the National Corvette Museum and other events in the surrounding area. Supporting the Corvette Racing team was one of her passions and she was very excited to be at the Rolex to cheer on her favorite drivers.
She was a great friend and we will miss her enthusiasm and the positive outlook on life that she always seemed to have.
This morning we received the info about her funeral services as well as a special fundraiser to honor her spirit with a bench at the National Corvette Museum that we wanted to pass along.
Services for Elizabeth Betsy Reese will be held at 3pm on Saturday, February 9th at the Neal-Tarpley-Parchman funeral home in Clarksville, TN. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10am to 3pm. Family, friends, and acquaintances can leave tributes to Betsy at nealtarpleyparchman.com.
A GoFundme page has also been set up with the goal to reach $12,000 that will be split between the bench a the NCM with the rest going to Hunter to help with expenses.
Please join us in prayers for Betsy’s son Hunter and all the family and friends she touched.