MGYSGT Calvin Roy Reeves, USMC retired, 70, died Sunday, Nov. 10, 2013, at his residence.
Graveside services with full military honors will be held at noon Thursday, Nov. 14 at Coastal Carolina State Veterans Cemetery with the Rev. Robert Hall officiating the services.
Master Gunny Reeves served two tours in Vietnam, earning the Bronze Star for his heroic actions. Among his many accomplishments in the Marine Corps, he had a lustrous career representing the Corps playing and coaching fast pitch softball. His career playing ball included numerous "All-Marine" and "All-Inter-service" selections as well as three "National" selections. At one time, being the only Marine named to the National team. With his retirement from the Marine Corps, he pursued a lifelong dream of driving a semi truck. He worked for Kenan Transport and Dupont totaling 18 years of service. Upon his final retirement, he enjoyed watching old westerns, the Military Channel and of course, baseball.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Shizue Reeves of the home; two daughters, Sallie Reeves-Vina and husband Tom Vina, and Sherry Reeves-Stanton, all of Jacksonville; brother, Troy Reeves of Elsie, Mich.; sister, Shirley Scaglia of Florida; five grandchildren, Michael Reeves-Vina of Richmond, Va., William Stanton, Patrick Stanton, Joshua Stanton, Megan Isgett and husband Laney, all of Jacksonville; two great-grandchildren, Hallie Vina and Raiden Stanton; nephew, Devon Matthewson and wife Carrie of New Port Ritchie, Fla.; along with several other nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday night at Jones Funeral Home, Jacksonville and at the home of Tom and Sallie Vina at 104 Shenandoah Road, Jacksonville.
Internet condolences may be left at jonesfh.org