Carl Richard Reeves Sr.

Published 11:33 am Thursday, March 7, 2024

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Mr. Carl Richard Reeves Sr., 89, of Jerusalem Avenue, Cooleemee, passed away peacefully on Monday, March 4, 2024 at his home.

Born in Davie County, he was one of eight children to the late John Wright and Etta Mae Jackson Reeves. Carl was born on June 13, 1934.

He was married to his beloved wife, Elizabeth Joanne Reeves for 68 years and had four wonderful children together.

Carl dedicated 30 years to Martin Marietta Rock Quarry in Woodleaf, where he retired, and spent his retirement racing, fishing, and spending quality time with family.

One of Carl’s biggest accomplishments was racing. He was known as “Ole Red Fox”. He raced for 19 years taking home countless wins and championships. His love for racing carried on through the hands of his sons, Richard and Austin and great-great grandson, Bentley, as Carl would continue providing his racing expertise and support. This was his second home. If there was a racetrack running, you would find him there on a Saturday night. Aside from his love of racing, he also enjoyed fishing. Many days and hours were spent on the river fishing with family.

In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded to heaven by: his daughter, Carla; son-in-law, Danny; his siblings; and great-granddaughter, Adrianna.

He leaves behind: his children, Carol, Richard (Tina), and Austin (Stephanie); grandchildren, Amanda (Leedale), Danny Jr., and Leslie (Brian); 13 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.

Carl was a deeply beloved father, brother, and friend. While we lost our most precious dad, many have lost a friend and loved one in him. He has been a rock to many, always willing to give a helping hand and carried his heart on his shoulder.

2 Timothy 4:7 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”

A funeral service will be conducted at 1:30 p.m., Friday, March 8 at Eaton Funeral Chapel with Rev. Stan Riddle officiating. Serving as pallbearers will be Austin Caudle, Clifton Richardson, Danny Caudle Jr., Bobby Dean McDaniel, Wayne Seamon, and Zachary Lankford. Interment will follow at Rowan Memorial Park in Salisbury. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be considered for: Trellis Supportive Care, 377 Hospital St., Suite 103, Mocksville, NC 27028.

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