Jack Reeves of Princeton passed from this realm to the next on Friday, February 1st at Wake Medical Center in Raleigh.
He was born at State Shoales, Texas, a rural community near Paris, Texas to Levi Tilmon Reeves and Iva Belle (McKay) Reeves on January 6, 1928.
At the age of 17 he joined the USAF. He retired after 26 years at the highest enlisted rank of CMSgt. He worked in the career field of aircraft mechanics, specializing in Jets. He served at many of the major US bases and was stationed in Panama, Japan during the Korean War, and a subsequent tour following that war. He met and married his wife Betty Tedder while she was in the Air force, in 1960.
Their daughter Jackie Reeves was born in 1961 while they were stationed in Denver, Colorado. Both Betty and Jackie passed away in 1999. Jack was also predeceased by his mother and father, brothers; Chester Reeves and Russell Reeves and a sister Joyce Nelson. He is survived by his sister; Peggy Rothwell of Hope, Arkansas, brother; Larry Reeves of Dexter, New Mexico, sister’s-in-law; Alene Carter of Selma and JoAnn Tedder of Princeton, and a myriad of nieces and nephews of both the Reeves and Tedder families.
After retiring to Princeton in 1976 he has been a caring and loving friend to neighbors, and relatives. It gave him much joy and satisfaction to be able to help and care for others. Those of us who loved him will always remember his thoughtfulness and kindness and willingness to help when needed or called upon.
A time to meet and greet Jack’s friends and relatives will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday February 6th, followed by a Memorial Service at 12 noon conducted by Reverend Dwayne Batten of the Princeton Baptist Church at the Casey Funeral Home Chapel in Princeton.