Mr. Reaves also was preceded in death by his brother, Loy Dalton Reaves.
He is survived by his loving wife, Olene Maynard-Reaves of Shepherd, Texas; children, Tony Lee Reaves and wife, Elizabet, of San Antonio, Texas, Dayna Lynn Knappick and husband, T.G., of Astascosa, Texas; stepchildren, Deborah Olene Baker and husband , Les, of Shepherd, Texas, Roger Lynn Maynard and wife, Julie, of Plano, Texas, Diana Gaye Turner of Houston, Texas; brothers, Joe Earl Reaves of Hillsboro, Mo., Melvin Grady Reaves and wife, Glenda of Columbia, Tenn.; sister, Ruby Nell King and husband, Frank, of Alta Vista, Calif.; sister-in-law, Joyce Reaves of Malden; grandchildren, Justin Knappick and Cristian Reaves; step-grandchildren, Kesha Perry, Patrick Rusk and Travis Maynard; several step-great-grandchildren and numerous other family and friends.
Visitation for Mr. Reaves was held on Friday, Aug. 6, at Neal Funeral Home in Cleveland, Texas. Services were held in the funeral home chapel on Friday, Aug. 6, with ministers, David Sparks, Don Prather and Eugene Dewveall officiating. Interment followed at the Cox Cemetery, Limestone County, Texas. Neal Funeral Home of Cleveland, Texas, was in charge of arrangements.