Artie Reece Scobee, 83, of Greencastle died Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009 at his residence.
Born January 19, 1926 in Putnam County, he was the son of Artie M. and Opal Quinton Scobee. He married Mary E. Crawley on Dec. 22, 1951, and she survives.
Mr. Reece joined the family well drilling business and was a well driller with Scobee Well Drilling for several years until his retirement.
Survivors include his wife; two sons, Kevin Scobee of Greencastle and Tim Scobee and wife Jane of Greencastle; two brothers, Robert Scobee and wife Alene of Indianapolis and Clifford Scobee and wife Billie of Danville; two sisters, Alma Akers and husband Leon of Phoenix and Wilma Richard and husband David of Greencastle; five grandchildren, Elizabeth Rumley and husband Eric, Dustin Scobee, Krista Scobee, Michael Scobee, and Josh Hirt; a great-granddaughter, Kyler Rumley; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Milton Scobee; and a grandson, Bobby Hirt.
Graveside services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at the Brick Chapel Cemetery with the Rev. Steve Blaydes officiating. Burial will follow.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Putnam County Museum, 1105 N. Jackson St., Greencastle, IN 46135.
Condolences may be shared with the family c/o www.hopkins-rector.com