Jack D. Reeves passed away October 24, 2021 at his home in Cozad at the age of 84. Jack was born March 19, 1937 at Opp, Alabama to Phoenix and Mattie Viola (Stafford) Reeves. His school years were spent in the Samson, Alabama and Darlington, Alabama schools. His military service began in the Alabama National Guard, followed by eight years in the US Navy. He served in Japan, Hawaii and California. It was in California that he met the love of his life, Connie Clark. They were married October 27, 1956 in Astoria, Oregon and were married 49 years until her passing. To this union three children were born, Bryan, Ann and Susie.
Jack found joy in country music, classic cars, coin collecting, meeting up with friends at the donut shop and their many discussions over their coffee and donuts. He dearly enjoyed his frequent trips to LA (lower Alabama) and Florida to visit family and friends. He loved to tell stories of his childhood history with family, family gatherings, attending school reunions and football, t-ball and softball games of his grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Connie; parents, Phoenix and Mattie Reeves; sister, Yvonne Johnson; brothers, Vivian Randolph and Phoenix Jr.; and numerous in-laws on both sides of the family. Survivors include his son, Bryan (Sylvia) Reeves; daughters, Ann (James) Wheeler and Susie (Rocky) Thornton; grandchildren, Erica Spradlin, Carrie Hardage, Robin (Brant) Miller, Maggie Leibhart, Amber Reeves and Aimee Reeves, Austin (Kalynn) Thornton and Brook Thornton; great grandchildren, Aleigha and Sirena Spradlin, Alyssa Salem, Anika Koch, Gavin and Kadin Devine, Emily and Drew Hardage, Devin Lytton, Kira Stevenson, Wyatt Leibhart and Jackson Thornton; sisters, Lillian Johnson, Foey (Jack) Harrison, Lucille Pierce; sisters-in-law, Norma Henry, Charlotte (George) Wence and Linda (James) Carlson and many nieces, nephews and a great many dear friends.
Memorials are suggested to the family in his name for later designation. Online condolences may be shared at berrymanfuneralhome.com. Services were held Friday, October 29, 2021 at the Berryman Funeral Home Chapel with Harvey Pierce officiating. Burial with Military Honors was at Fairview Cemetery. Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad, Nebraska was in charge of arrangements.