EPSOM – Robert M. Reeves Jr., 72, died Monday, July 7, 2014, at Brigham's & Women's Hospital, in Boston after a brief illness.
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Bob was born on February 7, 1942, in Pittsfield, the son of the Late Phyllis E. and the Late Robert M. Reeves Sr. Bob was raised by Phyllis and Maurice "Pete" Yeaton for the majority of his life.
He was a veteran and served in the United States Army including overseas service in the Vietnam War. He retired as a First Sergeant after 28 years of service with the New Hampshire Army National Guard and remained involved with the 3d Bn 197th Field Artillery Vietnam Veterans Groups.
Prior to his retirement in March 2004, Bob was employed with Palmer Gas as a propane service and delivery supervisor.
Bob loved spending his days on the golf course and enjoyed his retirement in Florida during the winter. Bob also enjoyed spending his summers in Maine camping with his family and friends.
He was a member of the American Legion, Post #37, in Hooksett. He also was a member of the VFW, # 1005, in Florida and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Evergreen Lodge, Epsom.
Members of his family include his wife of 51 years, Gloria (Bourdon) Reeves, of Epsom; a son, Robert J. Reeves and his wife, Catherine, of Epsom; two daughters, Debra J. Reeves, of Epsom and Tricia Reeves Lafond and her husband, Michael, of Loudon; two grandchildren, Daniel Maurice Reeves and Kayla Grace Reeves; four brothers, Bruce Reeves, of Palm Bay, Fla., Kevin Reeves, of Epsom, David Yeaton, of Sanbornton and S. Dana Yeaton, of Epsom; and one sister, Glenna Nutter, of Epsom; along with many nieces and nephews.
Calling hours will be Friday, July 11, , from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bennett Funeral Home, 209 N. Main St., in Concord.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, July 12, at 10 a.m. in the funeral home chapel.
Committal prayers with military honors will follow at Saint Jean-Baptiste Cemetery, in Allenstown.
In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the
, 2 Wall Street, #104, Manchester, NH 03101, in memory of Bob Reeves.
To view an online obituary and memorial please go to bennettfuneral.com. Arrangements are under the direction of the Bennett Funeral Home, in Concord.
Published in The Concord Monitor on July 9, 2014