Obituary – Reaves, James Warren “JR,” Jr.

James Warren "JR" Reaves, Jr.

Class of 1966

1966 Maroon SpotlightYearbook Name
Jim Reaves

Wrestling ’63-’64, Track ’64-’66.

James Warren “JR” Reaves, Jr.

September 10, 1947 – October 11, 2007

James Warren “JR” Reaves, 60, of Perry, Oklahoma, was the son of Warren V. and Marie D. (Marzahn) Reaves. He was born on September 10, 1947, in Perry, Oklahoma and died Thursday, October 11, 2007, at the Perry Memorial Hospital.

He served his country as a member of the United States Army, serving during the Vietnam War. James was a recipient of the Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Marksmanship Badge (Rifle), Sharpshooter Badge (Rifle), Vietnam Service Medal and Vietnam Campaign Medal. He was a life member of the American Legion, VFW and DAV. James enjoyed going to his Vietnam reunions and assisted veterans with benefits.

James enjoyed fishing, hunting and raising hunting dogs. He worked closely with Oklahoma Fish and Wildlife. He loved his family, museums and traveling.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, October 15, 2007 at the First Assembly of God Church. Pastor Brett Nation will officiate. Committal will be at Pawnee, Oklahoma. Memorials may be made to P.A.W.S. in care of Brown-Dugger Funeral Home, 1010 N. 7th Street, Perry, Oklahoma 73077.

James is survived by two sons, Jimmy Kingcade of Alva, Oklahoma and Steven Gleason of California; one daughter, Caress Reaves of Perry, Oklahoma; four grandchildren, Catlin Reaves and Emily Parker, both of Perry, Oklahoma, Jaznee Kingcade of Stillwater, Oklahoma and Jade Kingcade of Alva, Oklahoma; mother, Marie Tearney of Perry, Oklahoma; one brother, Dick Reaves of Perry, Oklahoma; special friends, Steve “Porky” and Marilyn Housel of Greenville, California and many other family members and friends.

He was preceded in death by one son, John David Reaves, his father, Warren Reaves and his paternal and maternal grandparents.