James Patrick ‘Jim’ Reavis Jr.

Published 10:16 am Monday, June 13, 2016

Mr. James “Jim” Patrick Reavis Jr., 56, died on Saturday, June 11, 2016 at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem after battling leukemia for 16 months.

He was a hardworking and faithful husband, son, father, and friend, born on Dec. 11, 1959, a life-long Davie resident. He was a graduate of Davie High, where he ran cross country and track. He also graduated from the Winston-Salem Police Academy and Rowan-Cabarrus Community College. He served the Davie County Sheriff’s Department for six years as an employee and an auxiliary deputy, and he worked as a precision machinist in Air End Assembly at Ingersoll-Rand in Mocksville for 27 years. He was married to his wife, Iona, for more than 32 years. They enjoyed fishing, raising twin daughters, and caring for their animals. He also enjoyed hunting with his father, brothers-in-law, and friends at the family farm. As a charter member of Blaise Baptist Church in Mocksville, his faith in Jesus was evident throughout his life and in his service to his family. This faith enabled him to graciously and valiantly endure his trial with leukemia.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Bea Reavis; and by an infant brother.

Survivors: his wife, Iona; father, James Reavis Sr.; twin daughters, Amanda Reavis and Jordan Reavis Kopke (Ryan); sisters, Pam Brown (Steve) and Trisha Jones (John); nieces, Meredith Jones and Kaitlyn Harris (Justin); and a great-nephew, Brady Harris.

A memorial service will be conducted at 6:30 p.m., Thursday, June 16 at Blaise Baptist Church with the Revs. Bill Phillips, Ken Furches and Glenn Sellers officiating. The family will receive friends at the church following the service.

Memorials: Blaise Baptist Missions Fund, 134 Blaise Church Rd., Mocksville; or Be the Match Foundation (www.bethematch.org).

Condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.