Jack Reeves, age 76, of Manhattan, died November 29, 2016 at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.
He was born May 1, 1940, in Napoleon, Missouri, the son of Jack S. and Lena V. (Robinette) Reeves, and had been an area resident for 38 years.
Jack graduated from the University of Missouri, Kansas City with a bachelor’s degree in traffic management.
He was the distribution manager for McCall Pattern Company and had also worked in his spare time at Four Seasons RV selling campers.
Jack enjoyed working with wood and made many frames, shelves and other assorted projects. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating, Canadian fishing trips, watching NASCAR and college football on TV and recently target shooting. Most of all he loved his family and enjoyed spoiling his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was married to Phyllis Hilker in 1958 and they later divorced.
On September 9, 1983, in Manhattan, he was married to Shari (Creviston) Benda. Mrs. Reeves survives the home. Additional survivors include seven children between Jack and Shari: Christine LaKamp and her husband Clint of St. Louis, MO, Tammy Olmstead and her husband Don of Las Vegas, NV, Tim Reeves and his wife Mona of St. Louis, Stefanie Maucher and her husband Roger of St. Louis, Nathan Reeves of Herington, KS, Laurie Paige and her husband Seth of White City, KS, and Ryan Benda and his wife Virginia of Manhattan, KS; one sister, Trudy Fisher and her husband Wayne of Higginsville, MO.; 23 grandchildren and 32 great-grandchildren.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings: Shirley Carlyle and Gerald Reeves.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday, December 3rd, at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend Ben Duerfeldt officiating. Interment will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan.
The family will receive friends from 9:00 A.M. Saturday to services time at the funeral home.
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Memorial contributions may be made to the Good Shepherd Hospice House. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.