Jimmy Dean Reeves, Sr.

Born: Sun., Dec. 9, 1934
Died: Tue., Apr. 24, 2018


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Apr. 27, 2018
10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Sat., Apr. 28, 2018
Location: Crandall Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Sat., Apr. 28, 2018
Location: Crandall Funeral Home

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Jimmy Dean (Jim) Reeves (83) peacefully began his eternal journey with our Heavenly Father on April 24, 2018 at the Huntsman Cancer Institute Intensive Care Unit in Salt Lake City, UT after a prolonged illness, surrounded by lots of love and his family. Jim was born on December 9th, 1934 in White, Arkansas to Wesley and Berdie (Jones) Reeves.

Jim was a U.S. Army veteran and served during the Korean War. He was a member of the Episcopal Church, Eastern Star, and was also a Korein Shriner and a 32nd degree Mason and received a Golden Veterans award for being a member for over 50 years. Jim worked for Time DC, Amoco and the Postal service for many years.

He had a passion for being outdoors especially hunting and fishing and loved being with his family and friends. He was known as the "King of One-Liners", his most famous being: "It's just another day in Paradise."

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Marie (Mathson) Reeves of Evanston, WY: his 6 children; Jimmy Reeves Jr. of New Plymouth, ID, Nola Jones of Austin, TX, Mike Reeves (Ashley) of Maiden, NC, Chris Reeves (Kathleen) of Enid, OK, Becky Tammany (Jon) of Rock Springs, WY and Mindi Rawhouser (Charlie) of Rock Springs, WY. He is also survived by his 15 Grandchildren and 9 Great-Grandchildren; his brothers Carey (Bastrop, LA), Roy (West Monroe, LA), and Phil (Monroe, LA) along with numerous nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Wesley and Berdie and siblings; Ruby, Barbara, Floy, Marguerite, and Wes.

Services will be held 11:00 AM Saturday April 28, 2018 at Crandall Funeral Home in Evanston with graveside services and military honors to follow at Evanston City Cemetery. Visitation will be an hour prior to services. A viewing will be held on Friday 6:00 until 8:00 PM at the funeral home.

Donations in his honor can be made to Shriners Hospital for Children.

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Fawn and Hazel Jones
   Posted Thu April 26, 2018
Marie and family, Fawn and I are deeply sorrowful about the passing of Jim (Tink). He was and always will be a special cousin to Fawn. How we will miss hearing his voice coming over the phone telling us he is alright " for an old codger"! We will keep the family in our prayers and ask God to comfort you as only our Heavenly Father can do. Love to you.

Delores Moore & James Mann
   Posted Fri April 27, 2018
I will miss my phone calls from Jim, with the the starting message "Hello sweet lady". He was a great man.My thoughts & prayers are with y'all at this sad time. My Gods everlasting love be with you.
Marie, we love you, James & Delores.

Tracy Godfrey & Austin
   Posted Sun April 29, 2018
Marie & Family,
Your dad was a special person and always brought joy to everyone he met. Austin will always remember the trip we made out west and Jim showing him the bear. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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