John Henry Reeves Jr.    

Published 10:15 pm Monday, February 26, 2018

Funeral services for John Henry Reeves Jr., of Summit, are Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, at 11 a.m. at Sharkey Funeral Home in Summit with burial at Montgomery Baptist Church Cemetery. Rev. Glenn Bird and Rev. Trent Moak will officiate the service.

Visitation will be today, Feb. 27, 2018, from 5 until 8 p.m. at the funeral home and will continue Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018, from 10 a.m. until time of service at the funeral home.

Mr. Reeves, 92, died Monday, Feb. 26, 2018, at his residence. He was born March 30, 1925, in Lincoln County to John Henry Reeves Sr. and Perla Bell Haver.

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He enlisted in the Marine Corp in 1943, and was in the third wave of Marines that landed on Iwo Jima. After WWII, he worked and retired as a conductor for Illinois Central Railroad. He was a member of Johnston Station Baptist Church, a member of the Masonic Lodge and was a father who loved his family.

He is preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Gerald Reeves; two sisters, Elizabeth Barfield and Sandra Richland; and one grandson, Cory W. Hart.

Survivors are his wife of 75 years, Bessie Stockton Reeves; one son, Russell Reeves and wife, Patsy; three daughters, Martha Dillon and husband, James, Dorothy Duckworth and husband, Jim, and Judy Planas and husband, Oswald; two brothers, John Henry Reeves III and wife, Sherry, and Robert Haver and wife, Dean; two sisters, Margie Foy and Marcelle Spillman; eight grandchildren, Kim Sisco, Ginger Lowhorn, Colette Sanford, Brooke Beard, Russ Reeves, Jeffery Reeves, Heather Hart and Lori Hart; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the charity of your choice.

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