James Edward Reeves was born June 29, 1939 in Hemphill, Texas and passed away Wednesday, Mar. 24, 2021 at his residence in Starks. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Along with his service in the Army to a country he loved dearly, he also served as a very proud Mason. He was employed by Temple Inland where he retired after 32 years. He was a faithful member of First Pentecostal Church of Starks. His love for his wife, son, granddaughter and great-grandchildren was unconditional.
He loved to hunt, fish, set up their camper, spend as much of his time as he possibly could with family, always wanting to know when the boys (great-grandsons, Bryan and Cody) had time off from school so he could take them hunting. And, if it was deer season, he didn’t let a single week go by that he wasn’t trying to find out if the boys had shot any deer yet. If they had he couldn’t wait to hear about it. He would tell stories and at times if you didn’t know him and was to hear him tell the story, you would have a hard time believing them. Having crawfish boils and fish fries, with any family members he could get together, young or old, big or small, was something he really enjoyed.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Judy Reeves; granddaughter, Jennifer Harris and husband, Rick of Waller, Texas, nine great-grandchildren, Bryan, Kaylee, Cody, ReaAnn, Madison, Mackenzie, Emma, Braelynn and Brantley. He is also survived by his brothers, Loyd Reeves and wife, Cecelia and Norman Reeves and wife, Tena of Pineland, Texas and his sister, Blanche Dunn of Preston, Maryland.
He was preceded in death by his son, James David Reeves; grandson, Brett; and his parents, Ira Kirby Reeves and Arlie Wilma Reeves.
The family received friends from 9-11 a.m. Monday, Mar. 29, 2021 with the funeral service at 11 a.m. The visitation and funeral were held at First Pentecostal Church, 225 Highway 109, Starks. Pastor Karl Smith officiated. Interment followed at VFW Cemetery in Starks.
Arrangements were handled by Riley Smith & Sons Funeral Home, 1810 W. Fourth St., DeQuincy.