Funeral services for Mr. Fred Reeves, 82, of Bernice, LA will be held on Sunday, July 31, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at Evergreen Baptist Church in Evergreen Community. Officiating will be Rev. Wayne Sistrunk assisted by Rev. Ken Reeves. Visitation will be held Saturday, July 30, 2016 from 5:00 P.M to 8:00 P.M. at the church. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Evergreen Community under direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Farmerville.
He was born on March 24, 1934 in Bernice, LA, and passed away on July 28, 2016 in Monroe, LA. Fred was a lifelong member and Deacon of Evergreen Baptist Church in Bernice, LA. Fred served in USAF for 33 years, retired with the Rank of Chief Master Sergeant. Former cattleman and avid gardner. He was a loving husband to his wife of 55 years Mary Alice who preceded him in death. Also preceding him in death is his parents, Ross Reeves, and Bessie Jane Barham Reeves, two brothers, Carey Reeves, and Morris Reeves, two sisters, Jewel Moore, and Betsy Tipton. He was a father, grandfather, and great-grand father, and a leader of the community.
Survivors include two sons, Tommy and wife Theresa Reeves of Altus, Ok; Larry and wife Janet Reeves of Bernice, LA; grandchildren, MSGT Matthew Reeves of Eglin, FL; Cole and wife Candace McMahan of Altus, OK; Melody Byrnes and Sean Spencer; great-grandchildren, Kayla Jay Reeves, Ashyln Brooke Byrnes, Madison Reeves, Allyson Kate Byrnes, Tyler Reeves, Luke McMahan, Madelynn McMahan and Shelby Anne Spencer ; two sisters, Ida Grey Graham of Ruston, LA; Peggy Graham of Haughton, LA; sister-in-laws Yvonne Reeves of Bernice, LA; and Jean Reeves of Bernice, LA; and a host of nieces, nephews, with family and friends.
Special thanks for the most caring friend and confidant for the last several years to Nelda Herren.
Pallbearers will be Mike Reeves, Dennis Reeves, Ken Reeves, Danny Ross Graham, Bill Reeves, Andy Tipton.