OBITUARY

Douglas C Reeves

November 6, 1944April 13, 2020
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I don’t want to start nuthin’ . . .but I can’t have a proper funeral. Those who knew Rev. Doug Reeves are laughing. He put similar posts on Facebook every day. Bro. Doug exchanged time for eternity at UAB hospital on Monday, April 13, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 55-years, Judy Williams Reeves; daughters, Dewana Fountain (Robert), Dina Reeves; grandsons, Douglas and Phillip Eady; step-grandsons, Matthew and Jake Fountain; great-granddaughter and delight of his heart, Naomi Grace Eady; step great-grandson, Will Fountain; beloved sister, Kathy Mobley (Denny); a host of nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly; and his faithful dog, Ole Man.

He was born November 6, 1944 to W. C. Reeves and Naomi Turner Reeves. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Faye; grandparents, Samuel and Leona Denny Turner, and Thomas and Lela Amos Reeves.

He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior when he was fourteen years old, and he accepted the call to preach when he was seventeen. He did the work of an evangelist, had Birmingham and Bessemer jail ministries, and Brother Bryan and Jimmie Hale ministries from 1969-1972. He accepted his first church in 1972, and was a full-time pastor for forty-four years. At his retirement, he was pastor of East McFarland Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, AL. where he served for twenty-nine years.

He loved sharing the gospel and he witnessed to others wherever he went. He had the gift of hospitality and enjoyed entertaining friends. He loved the Bible Lands and made close to twenty trips to the land of Israel and other Bible lands with his close friends, Dr. Donnell and Sandra Brown with Experiencing Bible Lands Tours. He took great delight in introducing others to the Bible Lands.

Doug was a Godly man and a man of prayer. The Doug Reeves one saw in the pulpit was the same man at home and with family and friends. He was well disciplined, a man of integrity, loved people, and gave generously to others. He had an extensive prayer list and prayed daily for each person on the list. He studied his Bible and prepared sermons every week. The call to preach never left him.

Doug was a humorist and could find humor in ordinary and even mundane things. He was a great storyteller and used his humor daily and from the pulpit. He loved to laugh and enjoyed making others laugh. There was always laughter in his home and everywhere he went. His laughter and storytelling will be sorely missed by family and friends.

In December, 2018, he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and fought it for seventeen months. He suffered greatly, but continued to serve the Lord. During his sickness, he served as interim pastor at South Sauty Baptist church, Langston, AL.

Viewing will be available to family and friends at New Hope #2 Baptist Church on Friday, April 17, 2020 from 12:30 p.m. until 2:30 p.m. Due to the restrictions in place because of the Coronavirus, a limited number of people will be allowed into the church at a time. A private family graveside service will follow in the adjoining cemetery. Moss Service Funeral Home directing. Pallbearers are: James Banks, Douglas Eady, Phillip Eady, Robert Fountain, Dennis Mobley, Jr., and Michael Williams. Honorary pallbearers are: Bibb Medical Center Nursing Home; Dr. Pankit Vachhani, UAB Oncologist, Sharon Perley, R.N., Sara Worth, pharmacist, employees of Kirklin Clinic Infusion Center, employees of UAB Palliative and Comfort Care, Ms. Terri Poe, UAB Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. John Summerford, and Dr. Michael Wilensky.

Several Celebration of Life Services will be announced for a later date. One will be held at East McFarland Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, AL. and another will be held at Moss Service Funeral Home in Cullman, AL.

In lieu of flowers, you can honor his life and ministry by donating to Gideon’s International to purchase Bibles.

https://www.gideons.org/donate?scd=covid19

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the family at mossservicefh.com

  • FAMILY

  • Judy Williams Reeves, Wife
  • Dewana Fountain (Robert), Daugher
  • Dina Reeves, Daughter
  • Douglas Eady, Grandson
  • Phillip Eady, Grandson
  • Matthew Fountain, Step Grandson
  • Jake Fountain, Step Grandson
  • Naomi Grace Eady, Great Granddaughter
  • Will Fountain, Step Great Grandson
  • Kathy Mobley (Denny), Sister
  • Ole Man, Faithful Dog
  • Host of Nieces and Nephews, Family
  • W. C. Reeves, Father (deceased)
  • Naomi Turner Reeves, Mother (deceased)
  • Faye, Sister (deceased)
  • Samuel and Leona Denny Turner, Grandparents (deceased)
  • Thomas and Lela Amos Reeves, Grandparents (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • James Banks, Pallbearer
  • Douglas Eady, Pallbearer
  • Phillip Eady, Pallbearer
  • Robert Fountain, Pallbearer
  • Dennis Mobley, Jr., Pallbearer
  • Michael Williams, Pallbearer
  • Bibb Medical Center Nursing Home, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dr. Pankit Vachhani, UAB Onchologist, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sharon Perley, R.N., Honorary Pallbearer
  • Sara Worth, Pharmacist, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Employees of Kirklin Clinic Infusion Center, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Employees of UAB Palliative and Comfort Care, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ms. Terri Poe, UAB Chief Nursing Officer, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Dr. John Summerford, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Viewing

    Friday, April 17, 2020

  • A Private Family Graveside Service

    Friday, April 17, 2020

  • Celebration of Life Memorial Service

    Sunday, April 18, 2021

Memories

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Roger Thompson

April 21, 2020

Dear Judy and the entire family,

Please accept my heart-felt condolences for the loss of Doug. I remember the first time I met Doug in 1998, and I was struck by his smile and his laugh. Doug always had a good story to tell and many of those stories, from fishing to family and more, have been racing through my head since I learned the news of his passing.

Doug so loved his family. The stories of his grandkids, who were much younger at that time, were endless. I always imagined him with his grandkids, like my grandfather. A person of wisdom, grace, good humor and someone who weaved "life lessons" into his messages. Maybe that came from his years leading churches, or maybe it was just his personality. Regardless it was infectious and genuine.

I know many people knew Doug Reeves far better than I did, but I know Doug was a really good man. A person of deep faith, and someone who always demonstrated his care for others. Spending time with Doug was a pleasure, as he always brought a smile to my face as I am sure he did with countless others. It is reassuring to know Doug is in a better place and I suspect the fishing stories have the angels joyously laughing.

Judy, it is difficult to express how much you and Doug meant to me during an important time in my life. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Take good care and be well.

Roger Thompson
Eugene, Oregon

Anthony Clark

April 20, 2020

Nancy and I send our love and prayers to Judy and family. I accepted the call to preach under Bro. Doug's ministry. He taught me so much and I am grateful for his guidance and care in my life. May the peace of God fill your hearts and lives at this time. Sending our love. Bro. Anthony Clark.

Lisa McClain Brown

April 17, 2020

I loved this man and his family, one of the great pastors I have heard preach with a personality that touched the life of many! I know he is in Heaven enjoying his fellowship with Jesus and many others who are there because he lead them. Love and prayers to the family!

Billy Wooten

April 17, 2020

Billy and Tilda Wooten and entire family wishes to thank God for nearly fifty years of memories.
The Doug Reeves family has been more like family than friends. It is with much regret that we cannot be with them at this time. God willing, we will be together for Memorial Services for Bro. Doug scheduled at a later date. We send our most heartfelt love today and always to all the family members. Especially, our beloved sister Judy.

Pam Hite

April 16, 2020

Bro. Doug was pastor at Eastern Shore Baptist when we went there. He was always so nice. All of you are in our thoughts and prayers.

Olivia Makemson

April 14, 2020

Judy and family during this trying time I pray that peace will be given to you. Bro Doug was a wonderful Pastor to Herman and I. We love you

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Biography

I don’t want to start nuthin’ . . .but I can’t have a proper funeral. Those who knew Rev. Doug Reeves are laughing. He put similar posts on Facebook every day.
Bro. Doug exchanged time for eternity at UAB hospital on Monday, April 13, 2020. He is survived by his wife of 55-years, Judy Williams Reeves; daughters, Dewana Fountain (Robert), Dina Reeves; grandsons, Douglas and Phillip Eady; step-grandsons, Matthew and Jake Fountain; great-granddaughter and delight of his heart, Naomi Grace Eady; step great-grandson, Will Fountain; beloved sister, Kathy Mobley (Denny); a host of nieces and nephews whom he loved dearly; and his faithful dog, Ole Man.
He was born November 6, 1944 to W. C. Reeves and Naomi Turner Reeves. He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Faye; grandparents, Samuel and Leona Denny Turner, and Thomas and Lela Amos Reeves.
He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior when he was fourteen years old, and he accepted the call to preach when he was seventeen. He did the work of an evangelist, had Birmingham and Bessemer jail ministries, and Brother Bryan and Jimmie Hale ministries from 1969-1972. He accepted his first church in 1972, and was a full-time pastor for forty-four years. At his retirement, he was pastor of East McFarland Baptist Church in Tuscaloosa, AL. where he served for twenty-nine years.
He loved sharing the gospel and he witnessed to others wherever he went. He had the gift of hospitality and enjoyed entertaining friends. He loved the Bible Lands and made close to twenty trips to the land of Israel and other Bible lands with his close friends, Dr. Donnell and Sandra Brown with Experiencing Bible Lands Tours. He took great delight in introducing others to the Bible Lands.
Doug was a Godly man and a man of prayer. The Doug Reeves one saw in the pulpit was the same man at home and with family and friends. He was well disciplined, a man of integrity, loved people, and gave generously to others. He had an extensive prayer list and prayed daily for each person on the list. He studied his Bible and prepared sermons every week. The call to preach never left him.
Doug was a humorist and could find humor in ordinary and even mundane things. He was a great storyteller and used his humor daily and from the pulpit. He loved to laugh and enjoyed making others laugh. There was always laughter in his home and everywhere he went. His laughter and storytelling will be sorely missed by family and friends.
In December, 2018, he was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) and fought it for seventeen months. He suffered greatly, but continued to serve the Lord. During his sickness, he served as interim pastor at South Sauty Baptist church, Langston, AL.

Pallbearers are: James Banks, Douglas Eady, Phillip Eady, Robert Fountain, Dennis Mobley, Jr., and Michael Williams. Honorary pallbearers are: Bibb Medical Center Nursing Home; Dr. Pankit Vachhani, UAB Oncologist, Sharon Perley, R.N., Sara Worth, pharmacist, employees of Kirklin Clinic Infusion Center, employees of UAB Palliative and Comfort Care, Ms. Terri Poe, UAB Chief Nursing Officer, Dr. John Summerford, and Dr. Michael Wilensky.

Online condolences and special memories may be shared with the family at mossservicefh.com