REAVES, JR., Samuel Hollis Age 46, passed away on July 16, 2010. He was preceded in death by his son, Patrick Samuel Reaves. Mr. Reaves is survived by his wife, Cynthia Robin Simmons of Lacey's Spring; son, Brian Dalton Reaves of Huntsville; stepsons, Jonathan Ellis Simmons, Timothy Grant Simmons and Daniel James Simmons, all of Lacey's Spring; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hollis Reaves, Sr. of Springfield, TN; sister, Lelia Diann Reaves of Murfreesboro, TN; brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Epton Reaves of Mansfield, TX; mother-in-law, Mrs. June Sanford Smith of Lacey's Spring; grandson, Ayden John Simmons of Walla Walla, WA. Sam was born in Memphis, TN and graduated from Hernando High School, MS. He graduated from Mississippi State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in aerospace engineering. Sam was employed by the Defense Intelligence Agency Missile and Space Intelligence Center as a Division Chief. Sam was an assistant scoutmaster for Boy Scout Troop 364 and enjoyed camping, boating, motorcycle riding and sports. He was known for his generosity and his love of family and friends and will be missed greatly. The visitation will be from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Brindlee Mountain Chapel Funeral Home on Highway 231 in Morgan City, AL on Monday, July 19, 2010. Funeral Service will be held at New Canaan Baptist Church, Somerville, AL at 11a.m. on Tuesday, July 20, 2010. Pallbearers will be Maynard Schmale, Paul Clemons, Al Killen, Namon East, Robert Williams, Ken Leppold, Rob Lindstrom, Andy Jones, Clay Crawford and Mark Tillman. The Family wishes to extend special thanks to Dr. Mark Hagood, Dr. John Waples, Gary Bellanger, Dr. Elizabeth Falkenberg and the staff of both Clearview Cancer Institute and Hospice of the Valley for their care. Memorials may be made to New Canaan Baptist Church, Hospice of the Valley, Boy Scout Troop 364 and Gideon's International.
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Published in The Tennessean on July 18, 2010