OBITUARY

James Robert Reeves

September 23, 1944April 3, 2018
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James Robert Reeves, known as “Jimmy” to his friends and “Bubba” to his family, left this earth on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. He was 73 years old. Jimmy was born on September 23, 1944 in Greenville, Alabama, and spent the first decade of his life in nearby Butler County. He moved with his family to Chickasaw, Alabama in 1954. He was a graduate of Vigor High School and married his high school sweetheart Myrl Clearman in 1964. They had two children, James “Jimbo” Reeves and Terryl Reeves. Jimmy was a master carpenter and craftsman. He and his father operated Reeves & Reeves Paint and Sheetrock Contracting Company for many years. He later worked for Alabama Power Company. He retired in 2007 and lived in retirement in Orange Beach, Alabama. Jimmy enjoyed family outings, old Western movies, boating, fishing, gardening, and working with his hands. He was a 32nd Degree Mason in the Pentalpha Lodge. He was fiercely loyal to his family, and always happy, engaging and outgoing. He loved, lived for and adored his grandchildren, Will, Hannah, Cole and SarahBeth, and spent many precious hours with them. He was the patriarch of the Reeves family and will be forever missed by all of his family and friends. Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, George "Pop" Reeves and Ella Sue Reeves; brother, Ronnie Reeves; and sister, Joyce R. Cook. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Myrl Clearman Reeves; sons, Jim "Jimbo" Reeves and Terryl Reeves; grandchildren, Will Reeves, Hannah Christensen, Cole Reeves, and SarahBeth Reeves; sisters, Bobbie Stewart (Gene) and Dorothy Warren (Jerome); other relatives and friends. Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home in Saraland on Monday, April 9, 2018, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the service hour. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered at www.radneyfuneralhome-saraland.com. Arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, 1200 Industrial Parkway, Saraland, Alabama 36571.

  • FAMILY

  • George Robert "Pop" Reeves, Father
  • Ella Sue Newton Reeves, Mother
  • Myrl Clearman Reeves, Beloved Wife of 53 Years
  • Jim "Jimbo" Reeves, Son
  • Terryl Reeves, Son
  • Ronnie Reeves, Brother
  • Joyce R. Cook, Sister
  • Bobbie & Gene Stewart, Sister & Brother-in-law
  • Dorothy & Jerome Warren, Sister & Brother-in-law
  • Survivors also include four grandchildren, Will, Hannah, Cole, and SarahBeth; other relatives and friends.

Services

  • Visitation Monday, April 9, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, April 9, 2018
REMEMBERING

James Robert Reeves

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Rick & Jeri Dillard

April 7, 2018

Jimmy was one of the best, husband, father, grandfather and friend. His infectious smile and love will be missed by all. Heaven will now be a better place. Rick and Jeri Dillard

Joey Yates

April 7, 2018

We want to express our sincere heart felt condolences for your and all our loss. I personally will never forget the good time and how much I learned about life during the short time I worked for Jimmy and Uncle George as a young man. I always enjoyed Jimmy's company and will miss him very much. We love you all.

The Yates Family

Clark and Iris Ziglar

April 6, 2018

MYRL, DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, WE CANNOT BE THERE WITH YOU ON MONDAY, BUT WE WILL BE THERE IN SPIRIT. WE WILL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY DURING THIS VERY DIFFICULT TIME. WE LOVE YOU.

Tammy & Hugh Keller

April 5, 2018

Terryl , Mrs. Reeves and family. We are so sorry for yor great loss. Your family is in our prayers. I wish we could be with you during this time.
God's comfort and peace will surround you...

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Biography

James Robert Reeves, known as “Jimmy” to his friends and “Bubba” to his family, left this earth on Tuesday, April 3, 2018. He was 73 years old. Jimmy was born on September 23, 1944 in Greenville, Alabama, and spent the first decade of his life in nearby Butler County. He moved with his family to Chickasaw, Alabama in 1954. He was a graduate of Vigor High School and married his high school sweetheart Myrl Clearman in 1964. They had two children, James “Jimbo” Reeves and Terryl Reeves. Jimmy was a master carpenter and craftsman. He and his father operated Reeves & Reeves Paint and Sheetrock Contracting Company for many years. He later worked for Alabama Power Company. He retired in 2007 and lived in retirement in Orange Beach, Alabama.
Jimmy enjoyed family outings, old Western movies, boating, fishing, gardening, and working with his hands. He was a 32nd Degree Mason in the Pentalpha Lodge. He was fiercely loyal to his family, and always happy, engaging and outgoing. He loved, lived for and adored his grandchildren, Will, Hannah, Cole and SarahBeth, and spent many precious hours with them. He was the patriarch of the Reeves family and will be forever missed by all of his family and friends.
Jimmy was preceded in death by his parents, George "Pop" Reeves and Ella Sue Reeves; brother, Ronnie Reeves; and sister, Joyce R. Cook. He is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Myrl Clearman Reeves; sons, Jim "Jimbo" Reeves and Terryl Reeves; grandchildren, Will Reeves, Hannah Christensen, Cole Reeves, and SarahBeth Reeves; sisters, Bobbie Stewart (Gene) and Dorothy Warren (Jerome); other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held from the chapel of Radney Funeral Home in Saraland on Monday, April 9, 2018, at 11 a.m. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 9 a.m. until the service hour. Interment will be in Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Condolences may be offered at www.radneyfuneralhome-saraland.com. Arrangements by Radney Funeral Home, 1200 Industrial Parkway, Saraland, Alabama 36571.