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Melvin Gerald Reeb


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Melvin Gerald Reeb Obituary
Melvin Gerald Reeb, 86, of Olton, died Monday, January 3, 2011 in
Olton. Services will be 2:00 P.M., Thursday, January 6, 2011, at the
First Baptist Church in Olton with Mr. Donnie Brown officiating.
Interment will follow at Plainview Memorial Park in Plainview under
the direction of Ramage Funeral Directors.

Melvin was born July 18, 1924 in Spur, Texas to Tom and Vella Rape.
He attended Spur schools and Wayland Baptist University and served in
the U.S. Army during World War II. On March 14, 1952 in Clovis, N.M.,
he married Lillian Brown. He was a manager with Southwestern Public
Service and moved to Olton from Abernathy in 1968. He was a member of
the First Baptist Church and the Olton Masonic Lodge #1247. Olton's
Man of the Year in 1974, he was also a member of the Olton Lion's
Club. He enjoyed playing cards, dominoes, and especially loved
playing golf.

He was preceded in death by the love of his life, Lillian, in 1999,
and a sister, Lois Baker.

Survivors include two daughters, Marion Phillips and her husband,
Dwain of Alamorgordo, N.M., and Susan Venable and her husband, Roy of
Plainview, one brother, Nelson Rape of Afton, TX, and one sister,
Doris Harris of Quitman, TX. He was blessed with five grandchildren;
Sheila Jernigan and her husband, John, Gerald Durham, Leslie LaDuke,
Trina Phillips, and Taylor Phillips and his wife, Tanya. He also had
four great-grandchildren; Rezin and Zaden LaDuke and Faith and Marlee
Jernigan.

Memorials may be made to the Runningwater Draw Care Center P.O. Box
409 Olton, TX 79064.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home Wednesday,
January 5, 2011 from 5:00 to 7:00 P.M.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 5 to Feb. 5, 2011
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