The Norman Transcript

October 17, 2013

Donald Reaves Jr.

The Norman Transcript

NORMAN — Donald Reaves Jr., 59, passed from this life Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2013, after a fierce battle with cancer. He was born in Atlanta to Don and Joan Reaves on Aug. 28, 1954, and spent 23 happy years married to his one true love, Tammy. Don often said he was the luckiest man in the world. He was an amazing and devoted husband, father, grandfather and brother.

He was outgoing and loved to talk to anyone and everyone. Don was a gifted singer and performer and loved riding his motorcycle. He was exceedingly proud of his daughters and grandchildren.

Don worked for the city of Norman and volunteered many years as Santa Claus for city events and Cub Scouts. He was an enthusiastic Sooner football fan.

Don was preceded in death by his son, Spencer; brother, Mark; parents; and father-in-law, Myron Towers.

He is survived by his wife, Tammy; daughters Molly and Amanda; twin grandchildren, Elijah and Ava; sister, Beth; brother-in-law, Kregg Kepler; brother, Steven; sister, Mary and husband Boyd Fulton; nephews Mitchell Trace, Ian Hecht, Daniel Fulton, Aaron Richmond and Keith Kepler; nieces Mallory Fulton and Sarah Culpepper; mother-in-law, Nina Towers; and sister-in-law, Linda Richmond.

Don will be honored in a celebration of life service at 10 a.m. Friday at Antioch Community Church, 1330 E. Lindsey St. in Norman.

Memorial donations may be made in memory of Don Reaves to the charity of your choice.

Arrangements for Don and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.

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Norman Transcript, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013