J. Ralph Reaves, age 85, passed away peacefully January 7, 2020 in his home in High Point, NC.
He was born February 26, 1934 in Ballplay, Etowah County, Alabama, son of the late John and Elizabeth (McKee) Reaves. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Georgia R. Reaves; son, Kerry Reaves and beloved grandchildren Davis, Mason and Cooper; daughter Sherry McCasland and beloved grandchildren, Cole, Macy, Van and Lane and special family Kathy and Pat Sherrill, Nancy Barton and Jamie Sue Daniels.
Ralph is preceded in death by sister “Becky” Venn, brother Stacy Reaves, and sister Lilian Smith.
Ralph started drywall work at the age of 16. He was drafted into the military (Army) and served in Korea. He then returned to his lifelong profession of drywall, successfully establishing Reaves Drywall and Associates, Inc.
Ralph was a charter member of Covenant United Methodist Church in Dothan, Alabama. When he moved to High Point, NC he became a charter member of Covenant Church United Methodist.
He was a lifelong Alabama football fan, “Roll Tide Roll” and his favorite coach was Bear Bryant.
Ralph loved caring for his family, friends and community with delivery of roses, fresh farm eggs from his chickens and homegrown vegetables.
A celebration of life to be held at Covenant Church United Methodist, 1526 Skeet Club Road, High Point, NC on Sunday January 12, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. officiated by Reverend Darrin Alexander and Reverend Mark Key.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Covenant Church United Methodist - Family Life Center at 1526 Skeet Club Road, High Point, North Carolina 27265
Condolences may be shared at www.cumbyfuneral.com. Cumby Family Funeral Service in High Point is serving the family.
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Covenant Church United Methodist
1526 Skeet Club Dr., High Point NC 27265