Leonard Erastus Reaves, III
October 31, 1935 - July 7, 2013
Leonard E. Reaves, III, MD, 77, died Sunday, July 7, 2013, at Grand Strand Regional Medical Center in Myrtle Beach.
Dr. Reaves was born in Raeford, N. C. on October 31, 1935, a son of the late Leonard E. Reaves, Jr. and Nellie Ruth Hollingsworth Reaves. He grew up in Raeford and graduated Cum Laude from Culver Military Academy in Culver, Ind. Dr. Reaves was a graduate of The University of North Carolina with an A.B. degree in History and attended Harvard University. He was a 1961 graduate of the School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina.
Dr. Reaves served his internship at the Medical College of Virginia and his residency at J. Hillis Miller Health Center and College of Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville. He also served a fellowship at Lahey Clinic Foundations and Hospitals in Boston, Mass. Dr. Reaves served in the Army and the Navy during the Viet Nam War and Operation Desert Storm. He retired as a Captain in the Navy Reserve in 1994. Dr. Reaves practiced medicine in Fayetteville, N. C. for a number of years until his retirement.
Dr. Reaves was a former Rotarian and a member of Gideon International. He was a talented musician and played the piano, trumpet, and bag pipes. He was a member of the Highland British Brass Band and Cross Creek Piper Band & Drum Corps. Dr. Reaves was also a Mason and a member of Blue Lodge, York Rite, Scottish Rite and the Shrine. He was a member of Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church.
Surviving are: his wife, Marilyn Fabian Reaves of Pawleys Island; two sons, J. Clark Reaves and L. Holden Reaves, both of Fayetteville, N.C.; two step-daughters, Annie Daughtridge of Rocky Mount, N.C. and Missy Brown, Madison, Ala.; two brothers, Bing Reaves of Jacksonville, Fla. and Rev. Thomas Reaves of Fayetteville, N. C.; and two sisters, Harriette Reaves of Fayetteville, N.C. and Dorothy Ball of Roswell, Ga.
In addition to his parents, Dr. Reaves was predeceased by: a brother, Robert Reaves.
Funeral services will be three o'clock Thursday afternoon, July 11, 2013, at Pawleys Island Presbyterian Church. Officiating will be the Rev. R. Carter Robinson and the Rev. Dr. Ralph Richardson. Burial with military rites will follow in the Churchyard. A reception will follow the committal in the church's Open Door Fellowship Center.
Sign a guest book at www.mayerfuneralhome.com.
The family suggests memorials to The Voice of Martyrs, P.O. Box 443, Bartlesville, Okla. 74005-0443 or Pawley Island Presbyterian Church, 9967 Ocean Hwy., Pawleys Island, S.C. 29585.
The Georgetown Chapel of Mayer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Published in The Sun News on July 10, 2013