Judd Clayton Reeves Sr
May 3, 1949 – August 5, 2018
Survived by wife Lyla L. Reeves, children Candi Brown, Judd Reeves Jr his wife Elizabeth Smith-Reeves, Brenda Bruce, Dale Reeves his wife Ariella Reeves, grandchildren Alyssa Bruce her fiancée Louis Arms, Jacob Zinn-Dorf, Ethan Bruce, Austin Brown, Nick Sheen-Bruce, Autumn Brown, Clayton Reeves, Marcus Reeves, Great grandson Xavier Arms & 1 Great granddaughter on way Kora Arms, Sister Roni Ellen Miller her husband Ronald Miller, sister Dr. LaVona Reeves, several nieces and nephews, great nieces & nephews.
My Papa was a man that touched many lives. He had his times of anger and stubborness, none of that matters now all that matters is his funny personality & orneriness. My Papa loved us all. He gave us all hope and great memories. He taught us to be strong and stand firm in what we believe in. He is going to be missed greatly. He is with us in our hearts, mind, and soul. We love you & miss you Papa! By: Austin Brown
- Jacob Zinn-Dorf, Honorary Pallbearer
- Ethan Bruce, Honorary Pallbearer
- Austin Brown, Honorary Pallbearer
- Nick Shean-Bruce, Honorary Pallbearer
- Clayton Reeves, Honorary Pallbearer
- Marcus Reeves, Honorary Pallbearer
- Xavier Arms, Honorary Pallbearer
- Memorial Service Friday, August 10, 2018
Judd Clayton Reeves Sr
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August 10, 2018
From one Navy Vietnam veteran to one that is passed.
Rest in Peace,shipmate, your watch is over and has been passed on.
We have the watch.
Roni Ellen Miller
August 8, 2018
Judd was my baby brother--a wonderful man and a devoted father, husband, and "papa."
A great brother, Judd was willing to help me with anything I wanted or needed at anytime, and he expected nothing in return. He was generous with his time and talents--not only with me but also with friends and family and even strangers.
He is gone from this world now and has returned to God, but he will always be in my heart.
August 8, 2018
Growing up, my brother Judd and I were best friends. On the farm, we wandered through the cornfields & down to the creek, looking for turtles and snakes for "pets." At 6, he climbed up the windmill to watch for our parents and fell off! They arrived and found him crying: "I'm not hurt. I am looking for my tooth for the tooth fairy!" Another time, he jumped off the porch landing on a nail that went straight through his foot! Great-Grandpa pulled it out and slapped his chewing tobacco on it right away! Judd was tough! I have never known a tougher man.
When he was shipping out to Vietnam with the Navy, I hitch-hiked to California to send him off from San Diego. Upon his return, he met a wonderful woman, Lyla Waters, whom we all adored, and they married April 10, 1971. As a husband, father, and grandfather, he devoted his life to his family--and to our parents' well being, going daily to help them as their health declined. As a veteran, he was always there for other vets and loved them all, including his son, Judd, Jr. and my sons in the military, Chris and Philip. He was also devoted to my son, Jason, who adored his Uncle Judd and felt he could talk with Judd about his struggles as a teen.
Our parents raised us to work hard, and Judd learned that lesson well. He served our country in time of war, gave back to our community, and served those in need for many years--making repairs, providing transportation, and listening with an open heart. I am certain he appreciated the loving care he received from his family, especially Candi, and the visits from Ed Reinhart and others.
Though I have lived in Washington for 25+ years, I have never failed to come home to Nebraska to see family every year and to send my sons home for summers when Judd taught them to fish on the Blue River. Judd was our hero, our entertainer, and our life coach. We thank him for being there for us when we needed him.
Rest in peace, dear brother--until we meet again.