James Patrick ‘Pat’ Reavis

Published 1:20 pm Monday, October 9, 2023

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Mr. James Patrick “Pat” Reavis, 98, of Yadkinville Road, Mocksville, passed away peacefully at home, surround by family, on Friday, Oct. 6, 2023.

He was born on Dec. 21, 1924 to the late Melver William and Estelle Leona Cook Reavis.

Mr. Reavis was a veteran of World War II serving in the U.S. Army and later worked at the V.A. Hospital in Salisbury until his retirement in 1985. He was a charter member of Blaise Baptist Church in Mocksville. He loved visiting with his family and enjoyed spending time at the family farm, working in his yard, and making sure all the birds were well fed. He also enjoyed daily breakfasts at C.J.’s. He was a lifetime fan of the Atlanta Braves.

In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by: an infant son; his wife of 63 years, Beatrice Sherrill Reavis; a son, James “Jim” Reavis Jr.; as well as 4 brothers and 6 sisters.

Survivors include: daughters, Pam Brown (Steve), Patricia Jones (John), all of Knightdale; a daughter-in-law, Iona Reavis of Mocksville; granddaughters, Kaitlyn Harris (Justin), Meredith Fernandez (Eric), Amanda Gibson (Jenner), and Jordan Kopke (Ryan); great-grandchildren, Brady and Audrey Harris, Merrick Gibson, and Patrick, Evangeline, and Joel Kopke; a sister, Marie Windsor of Winston-Salem; and several nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be conducted at 12 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 11 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Ken Furches officiating. Interment will follow at Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury, with military honors. The family will receive friends for one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Melissa Seagle and her staff for their excellent care over the years.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for Blaise Baptist Church, 134 Blaise Church Road, Mocksville, NC 27028; or to Mountain Valley Hospice, 243 North Lee Avenue, Yadkinville, NC 27055.

Online condolences: www.eatonfuneralservice.com.