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Donald Ray Reeves

October 21, 1940 ~ November 29, 2018 (age 78)

Donald Ray “Donnie” Reeves, 78, passed away Thursday, November 29, 2018, at Rowan Medical Center. Born in Davie County on October 21, 1940, he was the son of the late John Wright Reeves and Etta Mae Jackson Reeves. Also preceding him in death were a brother, Robert Lester Reeves, and three sisters: Lois Reeves, Ollie Miller and Kathleen Griffin.


Donnie attended Cooleemee Schools and then had a 44-year career in the furniture industry working with Lexington Furniture and Drexel Heritage prior to retirement in 2002. He had attended First Baptist Church of Cooleemee and Edgewood Baptist Church.


He leaves behind one daughter, Donna Whitaker of Mocksville; two grandchildren, Destiny Ketchie (Adam) and Kayla Denton (Matthew); five great grandchildren: Gracie and Heidi Ketchie, and Emily, Grayson and Zachary Denton; one brother, Carl Richard Reeves of Mocksville; and two sisters, Cora Etta Beck and Emma Tutterow, both of Mocksville.


The family will receive friends from 5:00 until 7:00 PM Saturday, December 1, at Davie Funeral Chapel. A Celebration of Life Service will be conducted in the funeral chapel at 1:00 PM Sunday with Pastor Allen Mullins officiating. Interment will follow in Legion Memorial Park in Cooleemee.


Serving as Pallbearers are Ricky Tutterow, Clifton Richardson, Danny Caudle, Jr., Austin Caudle, Richard Reeves and Keith Beck.


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