Lee “Pete” Reeves, Jr, 78, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, in Decatur.
Funeral was Friday, June 7 at the First Baptist Church of Decatur with Reverend Ken May officiating. Interment was in Oaklawn Cemetery under the direction of Coker-Hawkins Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Dr. W.M. Lewis, Stephen Wren, Bobby Wilson, Bart Wilson, A.C. Griffin, Nolan Griffin, Edwin Haney and Tommy Williams. Honorary pallbearers include members of the Men’s VI Sunday School class.
Pete was born July 28, 1934 in Cooke County to Lee and Johnie Mae (Gilbreath) Reeves, Sr. He was five years old when his family moved to Wise County in the Deep Creek area. Pete attended Boyd ISD until the 6th grade and the family moved to Decatur, where Pete graduated from high school in 1952. He played football, basketball and track and he set a new record in high jump in 1952 at Austin.
He married Peggy Hubbard Oct. 4, 1952, in Ardmore, Okla. and the couple reaffirmed their vows on Oct. 4, 1982. Pete retired from the engineering department of the TXDOT after 40 years of service. He was a licensed engineer tech, inspector and project manager. After his retirement, Pete enjoyed hunting and traveling with Peggy.
Pete was a member of the First Baptist Church for the past 53 years, treasurer of this Sunday School class and was an usher and greeter for the last 20 years. He was a member of the Jr. Jaycees, the Eagle Club, the Sheriff’s Posse where he served as Corral Boss, and was the Beef Superintendent of the Youth Fair for more than 30 years.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Peggy Reeves of Decatur; daughter Debra Wood and husband, Paul of Boonesville; son Tim Reeves and wife, Traci of San Angelo; five grandchildren, Jody Wood of San Marcos, Andy Wood of Boonsville, Ryan Reeves of Dallas, Megan Roberts of Waxahachie; and Tatum Reeves of San Angelo; four great-grandchildren, Abby and Jordan Wood, Frankie and Luci Roberts; numerous cousins and a host of friends.
Pete was preceded in death by parents and sister, Virginia Walker.