OBITUARY

Jerry Lamar Reeves

June 15, 1936November 1, 2011

Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Friday-November 4, 2011 at Collier-Butler Chapel for our beloved Jerry Reeves who went to be with the Lord on Tuesday-November 1, 2011. Bro. Tom Holland will officiate with burial at Crestwood Cemetery. Collier-Butler is directing. Jerry was born in Gadsden on June 15, 1936. He graduated with the Class of 1956 from Gadsden High School. While still in high school he volunteered to serve with the Alabama National Guard in Phenix City, Alabama. He served with the Guard for more than 30 years and retired as a Lt. Col. He was a life-long patriot and the United States military was always near and dear to him. Jerry was a member of the Rainbow Church of Christ and handled the tape ministry for many years. He was a long-time resident of Birmingham where he was co-owner of Traffic Products Inc and had clients and friends in numerous states. He returned to live in Gadsden in 1997 to assist in caring for his brother-in-law Tim Gentry, whom he loved dearly. He was preceded in death by his wife Peggy; parents Crate and Earline Reeves; brothers-in-law; Tim Gentry, Jimmie Johnson and Kelly Cardwell. He is survived by his son, Brian, Birmingham, sisters, Martha Johnson, Marilyn Gentry, Sherry Cardwell; nephews, Jim Johnson, Kerry Lee Johnson, Kyle (Dana) Johnson, Alan (Ann) Gentry, Mark (Nancy) Cardwell; nieces are Karla Santiago, Jennifer (Jeff) Whitehorn and Lynda Cardwell. He is also survived by Tom Sanor, business partner, who was like a brother to him. Pallbearers will be Brian Reeves, Jim “Jet” Johnson, Mark Cardwell, Alan Gentry, Mark Gentry, Eric Johnson, Tom Sanor and Bill Talbot. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kerry Lee Johnson and Kyle Johnson. Flowers will be accepted or contributions may be made to The Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL 32256 or on line at www.woundedwarriorproject.org. The family will receive friends from 6-8 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, November 3, 2011

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, November 4, 2011

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Reeves Daves

November 6, 2011

I send my heartfelt condolences to the family of Jerry Reeves. I've discovered so many of my distant relatives and I hate that I have yet to be able to meet them. My prayers and thoughts remain with you all. Reeves Alan Daves

Percy Blackmon

November 4, 2011

I am a graduate of Class 21. It has been a great honor for me to serve with so many great patriotic americian. My sympathy to Jerry's family for your loss.

LTC Henry (Vic) McGuire (Ret)

November 4, 2011

I send sincere condolences to the family of LTC Jerry Reeve's family. Jerry and I served in the AL National Guard for many years; his greeting was always a friendly smile and a robust hand shake . He was a fine officer and a great friend who will be missed by all who knew him.

Brenda Tiner

November 4, 2011

To the family of Jerry Reeves, we express our deepest sympathies. Although we did not know him, we have heard what a wonderful inspiration he was to others from Brian Reeves.
Prayers are with the family today. Brenda Tiner and my son, Michael Noto

Alton Barnes

November 4, 2011

We send condolences to Jerry's family. Jerry worked as a Tactical Officer with the AMA program for a number of years; always giving 100 percent of himself to the program. He was a fine officer and a great friend. Col Alton R Barnes in Montgomery

Blane Davis

November 3, 2011

Jerry was my father and my best friend. The best thing that ever happened to him was my mom, Peggy, the best thing that ever happened to "us" was Jerry. He was loving, caring, a teacher, a mentor, and most importantly, he was a great dad. He always referred to me as his "little buddy" because I followed every move he made; whatever he was doing I wanted to do it too! He is the reason I am who I am today! He will be missed by everyone who knew him. I love you Jerry/Dad!!

Jim Chitwood

November 3, 2011

I have known Jerry for 50+ years. He was an instructor at the Alabama Military Academy, when I was a Cadet.Served with him,many years, in the Alabama Guard.He is a true Patriot,and will be missed by everyone who have the honor to know him...Old soldiers never die, they just fade away..

November 3, 2011

Our sincere condolences for Jerry's family. Having worked side by side with Jerry for several years :he was an agreeable person that never offerd a cross-word in our time together. He and his family will always be fondly rememberd. Ollie and Mary Scott

November 3, 2011

Dear Cousins, our prayers are with you at this time. Jerry was a prankster when Bobby and I were dating and we'll always remember him with joyful memories. He was also a great encourager during our recent health problems. God Bless you!
Mary and Bobby Barnes

L. Boyce Barnes

November 3, 2011

To the family of Jerry Reeves. As his first cousin and long time pal, I would like all to know Jerry was what you call a fitst class guy. He was a Chirstian above all else. My memories of our days growing up together will be with me the rest of my life. Thanks J.R. for all your prayers for me. To his family and my cousins may the Lord be with you at this time.
L. Boyce Barnes
Carrollton, GA.

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