Long time Advertising Manager Bill Rea dies at 90

By | February 7, 2014

IMG_2015_croppedHEWITT, Texas — It is with heavy hearts that we announce the loss of a member of the Amusement Today family. Bill Rea was on hand at the very beginning as the Advertising Manager when Amusement Today was launched in 1997. He passed away Friday, February 7 at a hospice in Hewitt. He was 90.

Rea retired from Amusement Today at the end of 2008, but always kept in touch with staff members and Editor-in-Chief Gary Slade.

Before joining the AT staff Rea was long-time advertising salesman at the Dallas Morning News. He was born and raised in Pottsville, Texas, where he played Texas six-man football. He would go one to attend and graduate Texas Christian University where he would become a Horned Frog fan for life.

Bess Rea, his long-time wife and love of his life, preceded him in death. Funeral services are pending

Look for a complete obituary and tribute in the March issue of Amusement Today.