Jerry Marvin Reeves, age 83 of Springfield, passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 5, 2022 in Springfield surrounded by his family.
He was born November 17, 1938 in Springfield to the late William Arthur “PopGun” and Sadie Parrish Reeves.
He professed a strong faith in Jesus Christ around the age of 12 and was a member of Springfield Baptist Church. He graduated from Springfield High School in 1957 and went on to earn a Bachelor’s Degree from Tennessee Tech in business. He served in the Air National Guard. He was a highly awarded salesman for Atlantic Richfield (Sinclair) Oil, was owner of Reeves Bi-Rite, and a rural mail carrier for many years.
Mr. Reeves was loved by all who knew him, bringing joy to everyone. His bass voice was a delight to all who heard him sing. He enjoyed singing old gospel hymns and was in various church choirs. He loved to fish for stripers and deep sea fish. He was a member of Percy Priest Striper Club. He also loved to teach children in Sunday School and share his faith with others. He was a Mason.
Mr. Jerry was completely devoted to his family. He was a loving son who took care of his parents. He was the best Dad and “Der-Derry” in the world. He was a caring spouse who lovingly cared for his wife. He was a friend to all who knew him and could make anyone laugh.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife Sandra Hendley Reeves; a step-son, Tim Goostree; and favorite dog, Scottie.
He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Iva and Chris Biggs of Springfield; step-son, Todd Goostree of Adairville, KY; grandchildren, Sadie, Josh, Laura Jayne, David, and Jacob Biggs; mother of Iva, Joyce Ann Reeves; step-grandchildren, Alicyn, Greg, and Ginger Goostree; step-great-grandchildren, Jade, Bryce, and Broch Osterhoff and Gavin Murray.
Funeral services will be conducted Friday, February 11, 2022 at 2:00 PM in the Oakhurst Chapel of Robertson County Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Springfield Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Thursday from 4 until 7 PM and Friday from 12 noon until the hour of service.
The family extends a special thanks to Mrs. Delinda Bell for all her help and support that enabled Iva and Chris to care for him the last several months and to NHC who made the last 2 days such a peaceful transition.
The family request, if so desired, for memorial contributions to be made to Springfield Baptist Church or to H.A.T.S. All donations can be sent c/o Robertson County Funeral Home.
Robertson County Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.