Richard "Dickie Bird" Allen Reeves
May 18, 1942 – March 23, 2018
Richard was born May 18th, 1942 to William Homer and Mary Pearl (Nagel) Reeves in Indianapolis, IN and was a lifelong Indianapolis resident. He retired from Amtrak in Beech Grove in 2003 after 31 years of service. He will be forever missed and never forgotten by his wife of 25 years, Edna Lenora Reeves, His four children; Teresa (Tom) Izer, Joanne (Steve) Carr, Richard Allen Reeves Jr., and Curtis Reeves, Step-children; Bradley (Christy) McClain and Christina (Mark) Percy. Sisters, Delores P. Shay, Dorothy L. Mack, Judith K. See, Janice E. (Joe) Patterson, and brother Paul Allen Reeves.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Ruth E. Phipps.
Richard was a loving grandfather to 16 grandchildren and a great grandfather to 13.
Richard was a U.S. Army veteran and served his country proudly. He enjoyed may days of fishing, camping, and gardening. He was a great story teller and laughed at his own jokes. There was never a crossword puzzle he could not solve. He was an avid reader and had a great love for astronomy. He volunteered for the United Way where he was a reading buddy to elementary school children. He was a member of the Eagles Lodge, American Legion, and Senior Center all of Beech Grove. There he felt the kinship of many other fellow members and truly loved his many hours solving all the worlds problems!
Dickie Bird will be missed by many.... HE'S GONE FISHING!!
- William Homer Reeves, Father
- Mary Pearl Reeves, Mother
- Paul Allen Reeves, Brother
- Delores P Shay, Sister
- Dorothy L Mack, Sister
- Ruth E Phipps, Sister
- Judith K See, Sister
- Janice E (Joe) Patterson, Sister
- Edna Reeves, Wife
- Teresa (Tom) Izer, Daughter
- Joanne (Steve) Carr, Daughter
- Richard Allen Reeves Jr, Son
- Curtis Reeves, Son
- Bradley (Christy) McClain, Son
- Christina (Mark) Percy, Daughter
- Fraternal Order of Eagles 712
- Visitation Thursday, March 29, 2018
- Funeral Service Friday, March 30, 2018
Richard "Dickie Bird" Allen Reeves
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Leah (Babbitt) Ketcham
March 30, 2018
Edna and Children,
I am one of Richard's first cousins. My mother and his mother were sisters. I cannot recall right now if you and I have ever met. Richard and I were very nearly the same age and, as children, played together. We were fairly close through our teen years, and I do remember writing to him when he was stationed in Germany and teasing him about beer and pretty girls. As adults, as so often happens, we drifted apart. What I do remember most of all though is that he was very kind and generous to my own mother and cried at her funeral in 1996.
Please accept my condolences for your loss. I will make a contribution to the Fraternal Order of Eagles 712. Leah (Babbitt) Ketcham, Bloomington
George & Sherry Sheets
March 29, 2018
Dickie Bird was one of the funniest story tellers that my ears had ever heard. I will miss those stories but I will also continue to share them with others. He was a guy who would jump to help anyone if he could. My thoughts and prayers to all the family and friend. May you find comfort & strength in God he can and will supply us with our needs.
March 28, 2018
Richard will be remembered by many. I have three wonderful children who mean the world to me and I have him to thank for them, God Bless and Rest in Peace.