Ernest Edward "Ernie" Reeves

December 22, 1944April 14, 2019
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Ernest Edward “Ernie” Reeves, age 74 of Old Hickory, Tennessee, passed away Sunday, April 14, 2019.

He was born in Hohenwald, Tennessee, to the late Claude W. Reeves and Kathrine McMahon Reeves. Ernie was loved by all and never met a stranger. He worked as a plumber and retired from Lee Company after 38 years of service. He was a member of Masonic Lodge #271, a 32nd Degree Mason and Shriner, and enjoyed helping with charities. His hobbies included shooting pool, motorcycles, and spending time with family and friends. Ernie lived his life to the fullest. He will be missed by all who knew him.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by three brothers, Walter Reeves, William Reeves, and Eddie Reeves.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Shelia Reeves; two sons, Edward Reeves and Troy Reeves; three grandchildren, Devyn Reeves, Hunter Reeves, and Skyler Reeves; brother, Sherman Reeves (Sherry); nieces, Christy Reeves, Angie Brown, Melissa Brown, and Ramona Reeves; nephews, Dion Reeves and Robert Reeves; great nephew, Brayden; and several extended family members and friends.

Serving as active pallbearers are Rick White, Jeff Cunningham, Christopher Snyder, Dennis White, Hunter Reeves, Lynn Myers, and Dion Reeves.

Honorary pallbearers will be Ernie’s friends that he considered family.

Visitation will be at Hermitage Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 17, 2019 from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm with a Masonic Service at 7:00 pm. The Celebration of Ernie’s Life will be at the funeral home on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at 9:30 am.

Interment will follow at Hermitage Memorial Gardens.


  • Rick White, Active
  • Jeff Cunningham, Active
  • Dennis White, Active
  • Christopher Snyder, Active
  • Lynn Myers, Active
  • Dion Reeves, Active
  • Rick White, Active
  • Ernie's friends that he considered family, Honorary


18 April

Celebration of Life

9:30 am

Hermitage Funeral Home

Old Hickory, Tennessee


  • Visitation Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Ernest Edward "Ernie" Reeves

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Tammi Rainbolt

April 18, 2019

My memories of Ernie were always that no matter what the situation he just wanted to be able to smile and laugh or make someone else smile and laugh.

He wouldn't want any of us to be sad even though it hurts so badly to loose someone that we cherish. But he would say to us why you want to be upset about this there are plenty of fun things to do than be upset. That is just how he was-living life always with a smile and bringing it to others and always trying to point out the positives.

I will miss you sweet Ernie-Hugs until we see each other again

James McGee

April 17, 2019

Ernie Will Be Greatly Missed. He Was A Very Close Friend Of Mine. Many Good Memories And Good Times. The Bike Trips Friendship And Memories I Will Always Hold Dear To My Heart. Gonna Miss You Old Pal. You Sure Was A Goodern.. Your Friend Always James Dalton Mcgee

Destiny (Nikki) Rainwater

April 17, 2019

You are in our thoughts and prayers always. Ernie was the nicest man that loved life to the fullest. I love you. I am so sorry for your loss.

Kellye West

April 17, 2019

Dear Sheila and Family,
I am shocked and saddened. Ernie was a such a fun loving, mischievous (in a good way) and giving man! He came by America's just last week. Unfortunately, I didn't get to see him. My thoughts and prayers are sent up to comfort you all during this difficult time.
Much love to Ya'll..


April 17, 2019


angie newton

April 17, 2019

Ernie was always so good to me and my grandson, Mason. During the short time that I got to know him, he always made me laugh and feel like family. You will be missed.


April 16, 2019

I am so glad I got to know you in my lifetime . You always made me laugh. You will be missed.

Sherrie Cunningham

April 16, 2019

Ernie, you are in lots of thoughts and prayers from the hearts of many people threw out Old Hickory and Hermitage.
You leave behind many good memories with a smile always. You will be missed forever.

- Your first trip to Panama City with our family, when you and Sheila decided to go at the last minute, did not take time to pack and went to Walmart to buy all new clothes after we got to the beach.

- Your 50th Anniversary was celebrated at our house, with your first anniversary cake ever (home made by Dianne Luster)

- Keeping up with the young generation bikers, you and Sheila were always a step ahead.

Adam Issa

April 16, 2019

It was an honor to know you, my Brother. Glad to have gone through Scottish Rite and Shrine together. It was always a pleasure when you visited Old Hickory #598. You were always smiling, which made everyone else smile. You will be missed deeply by all the Brothers who knew you.

Rest in peace, my Brother.

Claude Claytor

April 16, 2019

We all love you.You always made our times together so much fun.You were a great mountaineer/Shriner that we will miss.God bless you and your family till we meet again in heaven someday.Love you brother. Claude Claytor and all your Shriner family.