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Dave Barry Reavis


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Dave Barry Reavis Obituary

Former Williams resident, Dave Barry Reavis, 80, passed away peacefully on January 21, 2018, in Medford, Oregon from cancer.

Dave was born January 17, 1938, in Marysville, California to Don and Anita Reavis. He spent his childhood in the Twin Cities. He attended Yuba City Elementary and High Schools and participated in sports. He also attended Yuba College before joining the United States Navy in 1959.

After discharge from the Navy, Dave returned to Yuba City to marry his long time sweetheart Carol Hudson. The couple moved to Williams in 1962 and raised three children, Jeff, Mike and Lisa. Dave worked as a meat cutter for father Don, owner of Don's Market.

The couple owned and operated several businesses including Dave's Barbershop located next door to the Town House. Dave and Carol also owned and operated Hillbilly Burgers in Maxwell and later Maggy's Hamburger Drive-In in Williams.

Dave joined the Williams Volunteer Fire Department in 1962. He remained an active member until moving to Oregon in 2002. Dave will be remembered for his "Beef is Best" cap, for his baritone voice as the announcer for the Williams Pioneer Days and most of all for his love for his grandchildren. According to his daughter Lisa, Dave was a "really great Grandpa."

He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Lisa Allen of Medford, Oregon; and a son, Mike of Chico, California. He also leaves behind his brother Ron and his wife, Kim Reavis of Sutter, California; and grandchildren, Andrew and Jessica Reavis, Bradley, Natalie and Kellie Allen; and two great-grandchildren, Cody Matney and Joey Jackson.

Dave is preceded in death by his parents Don and Anita Reavis and son Jeff.

Dave loved the ocean and spent many wonderful memory building adventures camping and fishing with his friends and family. His cremains will be scattered at sea in a private family service.

A celebration of life memorial will be held Sunday, March 4, 2018, at 11 am, in Williams at Granzella's Banquet Hall.

In lieu flowers, the family would prefer donations in Dave's name to the Williams Fire Department or Asante Hospice-Medford Oregon.
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Published in Appeal Democrat on Feb. 28, 2018
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