In Memory Of
11/03/1942 - 05/02/2012
Donald Earl Reeves, 69, of Bloomington, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012 at Bloomington hospital with his family including his loving ex-wife Bertha Reeves at his side.
Born November 3 1942, He was the son of Mildred (Conner) and Everett Reeves. He retired from the Martinsville Reporter after over forty years of service as Type Setter. He was of Baptist faith where he at one time helped with the American Baptist Youth Group.
He was a loving Father and Grandfather. Survivors include three daughters, Donna Benham (Shannon), Jessica Hendrickson (Jason) and Christina Guffey (Chad) all of Bloomington. He had four grandchildren which he dearly loved, Jay and Josh Benham of Spencer and Gracie Hendrickson and Emmamae Guffey of Bloomington. Don looked forward to spending time with each one of them. They were his pride and joy. Survivors also include one brother Dennis Reeves of Martinsville and two sisters Wilma June Cain of Bloomington , Martha Frame of Martinsville, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers Ralph Edward (Buck) Reeves, Steven and Wayne Reeves.
Don was a man of few words but very wise in what he had to say. He never said an ill word towards anyone. He was strong in his faith and what he believed in. He loved to watch old westerns, basketball games, playing solitaire, pitching horseshoes and just hanging out with his family. His home was always open to help any of them.
Visitation will be Monday May 7, 2012 from 4-8 pm at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard, 3000 E. Third St., Bloomington.
Services will be 2:00 pm Tuesday at The Funeral Chapel with Kevin Shannon Benham officiating. Burial will follow at Knightridge Cemetery.