Harvey Boyd "Slick" Reeves, 80, of Benton passed away Wednesday, Dec. 12, in Little Rock. He was born March 2, 1932 in Humphrey, to the late Hazel and Melda Iona Moore.
Harvey’s greatest joy came from working. He was involved in carpentry, construction, excavation and gardening. Most recently his best times were spent digging for the plumbers and working in the raised bed community garden. He always enjoyed hunting trips to Colorado, deer clubs all over Arkansas and a good ride on an unbroken horse.
Harvey was involved in some major construction sites such as Lock and Dam 6, the I-30 bridge over the Arkansas River, and on several missile bases. He was a member of Avilla Zion Lutheran Church and had been a Benton resident since 1956.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Hazel and Melda Reeves; his brothers, Billy and Harold Reeves; one sister, Iris Lindsey; and one stepdaughter, Donna Mayes.
He is survived by his wife, Jane Lockhart Reeves; a son, Herman Reeves and wife Pat of Benton; daughters, Gail Johnson of Ward, Edie Searcy and husband Ron of Sherwood, Judy Wise and husband Walter of Perryville, and Debbie Tidball of Little Rock; one stepson, Kevin Mayes and wife Debbie of Marche; one brother, William Reeves and wife Rovella of Bryant; grandchildren, Teresia Brown, Carina Reeves, Christi Griffis, Joe Griffis and wife Bethany, Eric Paul and wife Leah, Erin Paul, Julie Hicks and husband Brad, Asher Bagley, Corey Tidball and wife Davann, Colton Tidball; step-grandchildren, Hayden and Madsen Mayes, Missy Lambert, Nick and Brandon Searcy, Liz Lindsey, and Donnie and Jessie Wise; great-grandchildren, Christian Paul and Brody Williams; three special “sisters," Emma Jean, Paulette, and Miram; and the mother of his children, Juanita Ford.
Services will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, December 15, at Avilla Zion Lutheran Church with visitation beginning one hour prior.
A service at Bayou Meto Assembly of God will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Burial will follow at Williams Cemetery in Humphrey. Visitation will begin one hour before the service at 1:30 p.m.
Serving as pallbearers will be his six grandsons.
Memorials may be made to Avilla Zion Lutheran Church Community Garden, 300 Avilla Road East, Alexander, AR 72002; or Williams Cemetery Association, 1909 S. Lowe, Stuttgart, AR 72160; or a charity of choice.
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