Paul R. Reis

January 15, 2015
Paul R. Reis

Paul R. Reis, 34, of Mill Spring, died Thursday, January 15, at his home. A native who lived most of his life in Henderson County, he was a son of Amelia “Millie” Hoots of Mill Spring and Richard Reis of Atlanta, Ga. He was a graduate of West Henderson High School and had studied Broadcast Journalism at Isothermal Community College. He was on the Dean’s list while enrolled at Isothermal and also a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He had lived for the past 12 years in Mill Spring. He loved engaging in social media, especially with his friends on Facebook. Paul is survived, in addition to his parents, by two brothers, Eric Huggins and Drew Reis and his wife Nikki, all of Hendersonville; his sister, Allison Reis of Hendersonville; four nieces, Tori Huggins, Kori Slaton and Summer and Katrina Hyder; his nephew, Donovan Slaton; his paternal grandmother, Jean Reis of Hendersonville and many aunts and uncles. A memorial service will be held 4:00pm Friday, January 30, in the chapel of Shuler Funeral Home. The family will receive guests following the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Special Account of Amelia Hoots, Paul’ s mother, at Home Trust Bank, 140 Airport Rd. Suite P, Arden, NC 28704 to assist with funeral expenses


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  • January 26, 2015
    Jamie Cline says:
    My thoughts and prayers are with Paul's family. He truly was a wonderful man, always uplifting his friends and greeting others with a smile. Until we meet again old friend...

  • January 27, 2015
    Rocky Davis says:
    Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn rain. When you awaken in the morningís hush I am the swift uplifting rush Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry; I am not there. I did not die. - Mary Elizabeth Frye I lost my younger brother on June 1st, 2014 (Rusty Davis, 34, West High class of '98). This poem gave me comfort in the weeks shortly after his passing. I hope it will ease some of your grief as well. I graduated several years before Paul, & sadly didn't get the chance to know him as well as I could have. What I know of Paul however, is that he had a wonderful sense of humor, & a loving, caring heart. My heart & love go out to all of Paul's close family & friends during this painful time. Should you ever need someone to talk to, please don't hesitate to contact me.

  • January 28, 2015
    Natalie West says:
    You will forever be missed, Paul. Sending love and prayers to you, Aunt Millie!

  • January 30, 2015
    Melanie Barrett says:
    So tragic to have lost such a kind-hearted, genuine & fun-loving person. Most of my childhood memories are of us neighborhood kids playing every single day. One of my favorite memories (of all time) was one rainy day when Paul came up with the idea to reinact the Guns & Roses 'November Rain' music video in their backyard. He pulled out his key board, we played air guitar & drums... Lol... It was awesome. Paul and Allison made the transitions of moving to a new house, school and life in 3rd grade not so scary. Thank you, Paul, for making me smile, accepting me for who I was & bringing so much fun to my life growing up. You truly will be misses. All my love to the family.

  • July 06, 2015
    Michael says:
    I'm very sorry to have learned about Paul's passing just now. Paul came to NYC back in the fall of 2013 hoping to have a better career and life. He had briefly stayed and lived with me and he was a pleasure to have not only taken care of him during his troubled times but also a wonderful pleasure and a privilege having to know him for such a very brief time. I shall miss you Paul Richard Reis.