Jimmie Reemes

Jimmie Reemes (1951-2004) was a technical whiz, fixing VCRs and other audio-visual equipment in the Nineties to help teachers amplify lessons. The multi-instrumental string musician taught music, in private lessons. “He could easily explain what to do,” said his widow Debbie Reemes Ford, a former school board member. She said he nurtured “self-esteem, to tackle what they thought they couldn’t succeed in.” They played gospel in The Seekers Quartet, in the Seventies. Reemes recorded with the famous Kingsmen. He died at age 52, from a heart attack. He fronted the Thunder Rose Band, long the house band for Monday evening square dancing in Downtown Hendersonville.

2012 Education Hall of Fame