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Wade Wilbur Reeves Sr.

Mr. Wade Wilbur Reeves Sr., 91, of Mocksville, died Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021, at Davis Regional Medical Center in Statesville.

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.

Condolences: www.lambertfuneralhomenc.com.