Wade Wilbur Reeves Sr.
He was born Nov. 26, 1929 in Davie County to the late Charlie Lester and Dorcas Ida Mae Richardson Reeves. Mr. Reeves was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He and his wife, Estelle, owned and operated Bethany Shell in Statesville and he was retired from Dixie Furniture in Lexington; but most of all, he was a farmer who loved being on a tractor. Mr. Reeves was a member of New Union United Methodist Church, Mocksville.
He was also preceded in death by: his wife of 62 years, Estelle Wright Reeves; a sister, Nola Ludwick; and a great-grandson, Matthew Reeves.
Survivors: children, Pam Ladd (Carl Jr.) of Harmony, Wilbur Reeves (June) of Statesville and Chester Reeves of the Sheffield community; sisters, Mary Lou Teague of Sheffield, Kat Routh of Climax, and Brenda Bailey of Mocksville; sister-in-law, Judy Wooten of Sheffield; 4 grandchildren, Renee Holland (Doug), Chris Reeves (Tonya), Luke Reeves (Candace), and April Ottone (Anthony); and great-grandchildren, Ethan, Emily, Landon, Austin, Adalyn, Walker, Savannah, Benjamin, and Noah.
A graveside service will be conducted at 2 p.m., Friday, Feb. 5 at New Union United Methodist Church Cemetery with the Rev. Dr. Steve Rainey officiating. At the request of the family, be mindful of social distancing and wear a face covering. The family invites friends to come by Lambert Funeral Home, Mocksville, Thursday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. to pay respects. Due to Covid, there will not be a formal receiving line.
Memorials: New Union UMC Cemetery Fund, c/o Doris Dyson, 1469 County Line Road, Harmony, 28634; or Gideons International, Davie Camp, PO Box 182, Mocksville.