The Corvette Community Mourns the Loss of Elizabeth ‘Betsy’ Reese


Corvette Community Morns the Loss of Elizabeth 'Betsy' Reese

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.

Betsy Reese and friends

Hunter and Betsy at the 2016 NCM Bash

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

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.

Betsy Reese and friends



  1. Betsy was a good friend and will always be a beautiful memory of Corvette Spirit. Her passion was deep and it was evident in the way she meticulously kept “Blue” so very immaculate. I will miss seeing her and Blue in the winners circle at NCM and the chats we shared. Fly high girl until we meet again…

    Tux Hadler
    Simply Corvettes

  2. Wow – simply stunned. This is such a tragedy. Thoughts and prayers go out to Hunter and family.

  3. So sad to learn of this tragedy. May she rest in peace….May her memory stay vivid in the minds of all those who knew her.

    Fred Rice
    Cary, NC

  4. Betsy will be missed by everyone who knew her. She was always so sweet & kind and fun to be around. Thoughts & prayers for Hunter and the family. ?

  5. My prays and condolences go out to Besty and Hunter, life is short and we must make the most of every day.
    I personal never got to meet Besty but we became frinds on Facebook though my Corvette club( Corvette Fever) which she and Hunter are members of. We had talked many times and had planed on meeting this summer at the Funfest and were going to take out Z06s to the track. It really hit me hard hearing the bad news. It still seems like a bad dream. The Corvette community has lost a awesome lady. I wish I could make it to her service this weekend but I just cant make it. I hope Hunter winds up with Besty Z06 and keeps it forever.
    Besty was a 1 of a kind and such a sweet lady. She is now 1 of Gods angles looking down at us, and driving on streets of gold in a pretty “Blue Z06”.

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