Roy Leo Reaves
Roy Leo Reaves, 73, of Granville County, passed away Monday, November 02, 2020 at his home.
Roy was born in Johnston County on March 8, 1947 to the late Earl Reaves and Magnolia Eason Reaves. He graduated from Selma High School in 1965. Roy joined the United States Air Force in 1966 and is a Vietnam Veteran. He lived in Granville County for over 45 years where he worked at the Oxford Orphanage as a cottage parent and coach. Roy later retired from the maintenance department at John Umstead Hospital in Butner. He had a passion for fishing and many sports especially golfing.
A graveside service will be held at Carolina Memorial Gardens on Saturday, November 14, 2020 at 11:00 AM. You may access the graveside service by clicking on the following link:
Graveside Service: https://vimeo.com/475219372 If the livestream is not working, it will be uploaded shortly after the service has ended.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife of 43 years, Martha Spurling Reaves of Creedmoor; one son, LtCol Wade Reaves USMC (Summer) currently of Ft. Leavenworth, KS; three grandsons, Nathan, Jackson and Benjamin Reaves; two sisters, Carol Kier (Steve) of Kenly, NC and Linda Baker of Creedmoor, NC and a brother, James Reaves (Betty) of Wiggins, MS and many nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Coy and Glen Reaves, and two sisters Flora Howell and Genevieve Thomas.
Flowers are accepted or donations may be made to Oxford Orphanage c/o Tina Gilreath, Donor Relations 600 College St., Oxford, NC 27565 or to Duke Hospice 4321 Medical Park Suite 101, Durham, NC 27704.
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