Cletis Emery Reeves

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Cletis Emery Reeves, (84) passed away August 20, 2014 at his home in Green Forest, AR.

Cletis was born March 28, 1930 Langdon, KS to Emery and Elsie (Caldwell) Reeves. Cletis was the oldest in a family of nine. Cletis graduated in 1948 from El Dorado Springs, MO. He was drafted in to the Marine Corp, and served during the Korean War. On January 10, 1952 he married Nita Mae Smith in Huntsville, AR. In 1954, Cletis and Nita, packed up their two young children and everything they owned in one car, and moved to the White Salmon, Washington area. There they raised all five of their children. Cletis worked as a millwright for S.D.S. and W.K.O. mills. In 1994, after forty years he retired. Cletis and Nita moved to Green Forest, AR. Cletis was one of Jehovah's Witnesses and enjoyed doing Jehovah's will be witnessing to others Jehovah's message found in the Bible.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Jerle and Kenneth Reeves. He is survived by his wife Nita Mae and their children, Clesa (Joe) Mahaffey, Aaron (Wendy) Reeves, Darrell (Becky) Reeves all of Green Forest, AR; Dawain (Laura) Reeves of Gaston, OR; Teresa (Ben) Meeks of Walla Walla, WA; four brothers, Merle Reeves of Husum, WA; Donald Reeves of Richland, KS; James Reeves of Bella Vista, AR; Curtis Reeves of Ottawa, KS and two sisters, Janet Bouse of Wellsville, KS; Juanita Shay of La Cygne, KS; twelve grandchildren and twenty three great grandchildren.

Cletis endured to the end will be in Jehovah's memory. (Matthew 24:13) The family especially wants to acknowledge those who cared for Cletis and kept him comfortable in his last days as he battled Alzheimer's, Clesa Mahaffey, Wendy Reeves and Laura Reeves.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to Mercy Hospice Berryville, 804 W. Freeman Ave., Suite #4, Berryville, AR 72616. Service arrangements were made with Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be made to the family at Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. 2014

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