Berry Funeral Home


John Roy Reeves

March 28, 1931March 31, 2021

John Roy Reeves, 90, of Knoxville, Tennessee formerly of Athens died Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at his home. He spent most of his working career in Athens as the owner of Reeves Electronics and later Reeves Realty. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force where he served during the Korean War. He and Pat retired to Laurel Lake in Madisonville. He loved reading, good conversation and hanging out with family on the lake.

John is survived by his loving wife, Patsy Ruth Reeves (Schaerer); children, Robert M. Reeves (Jill), Lisa R. Harris (Tony), Linda R. Hamilton and Tim Wilson (Kim); grandchildren, Lauren Carlin (Phil), Heather Whittle (Billy), David Brackett, Kelly Grogan (Will), Amanda Grubb (Michael), David Hamilton (Ashley), Hannah Reeves, Mackenzie Wilson, Taylor Wilson, Chelsea McCann (Josh Gall), Lindsay Allgood (Tyler) and Scott Harris (Christin); great-grandchildren, Carol-Ann, James and Matthew Carlin, Jackson and Emma Whittle, Caylee Grubb; Owen and Wyatt Hamilton, Quinn and Maddie McCann, Lucas Gall, TJ Allgood, Gwendolyn and Harper Harris

Family and friends will meet Thursday, April 15, 2021 at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery, 2200 Gov. John Sevier Hwy. Knoxville, for a 12:30pm service. Donations to Susannah’s House, 923 Dameron Avenue, Knoxville 37921


  • Graveside Service

    Thursday, April 15, 2021


John Roy Reeves

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Donna Cooper

April 11, 2021

Gra'daddy, you always had a welcome smile when I came to visit. You loved to watch our antics, latest creations, and to hear our stories. I always knew the Welcome mat would be there. Always loved, never forgotten.
Much love to GiGi and family.
Donna McConnell Cooper

Carol Carlin

April 3, 2021

John (Grrdaddy) you will be missed! Mark and I are very happy we had the pleasure of spending time with you and Pat. You were loved!

"May the road rise to meet you
May the wind be ever at you back
May the sunshine warm upon your face
And the rain fall soft upon your fields
And until we meet again
May god hold you, may god hold you
Ever in the palm of his hand"

God bless your family!
Mark and Carol Carlin