Cleo Reeves

April 15, 1922 — June 26, 2016

Cleo Reeves

April 15, 1922 - June 26, 2016

Cleo Frank Reeves, of Olathe, Kansas, formerly of Salem, son of the late Boss Reeves and Elisa Reeves Ring was born April 15, 1922, in Wiseman, Arkansas. He died June 26, 2016 at Pinnacle Ridge Nursing Home in Olathe, Kansas at the age of 94 years 2 months and 11 days.

He was united in marriage to Nadine Ellis in 1939 in Ash Flat, Arkansas. To this union two children were born. He served his country for two years in the United States Navy during WWII. He returned home from the Navy to his wife and farm in Ballard, Arkansas. He worked the farm for several years before moving to Salem in 1958. He was a great carpenter and home builder until he retired at the age of 63 due to his failing eyesight. He was a member of the Salem First Baptist Church.

Survivors are: children; Frank Reeves and wife Sharon of Overland Park, Kansas and Jan Johnson and husband Daniel of Stafford, Missouri, three grandchildren; Bryan Reeves and wife Mandy, Brooke West and husband Mark, Mallory Ford and husband Sharr; six great-grandchildren; Austin Reeves, Carter Reeves, Zoey West, Bristol West, Gracelynn Ford and Kaylynn Ford. He was preceded in death by his wife, Nadine Reeves; two step-sisters; and his father and mother. Pallbearers are: Bryan Reeves, Austin Reeves, Mark West, Sharr Ford, Clyde McCollum and Cletus Bailey.

Services are Saturday, July 2, 2016 at Salem First Baptist Church in Salem, Arkansas beginning at 10 am under the direction of Cox-Blevins Funeral Home of Salem, Arkansas. Visitation will be Friday, July 1st from 6 to 8pm at Cox-Blevins Chapel in Salem, AR. Sign the online guest book at

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