Edwin W. Reeves I, 66, Leesburg, passed away at 11:30 a.m., Monday, Feb. 13, 2017 at his residence.
On Dec. 2, 1950, Edwin Warren Reeves was born in Anniston, Ala. He was the treasured son of Columbus and Bertha Lecroy Reeves. As the second youngest, growing up he shared his childhood with four brothers and three sisters.
On Sept. 20, 1971 in Belle County, Texas, Edwin married the love of his life Barbara B. Swanson. Together they raised a daughter Lori and four sons Edwin II, Jesse, Andy and Ben.
A true patriot, Edwin answered the call to serve our country with the US Army during the Vietnam War. He continued his service as a US Army National Guard Recruiter for the Warsaw office retiring in 1995. His memberships include the American Legion Post #49 of Warsaw and the Howard County Vietnam Veterans Association.
Edwin is lovingly remembered by his wife, Barbara; a daughter, Lori Sechrist and husband Monty of Leesburg; four sons: Edwin Reeves II and wife Teresa of Leesburg; Jesse Reeves and wife Brandy of Pierceton; Andy Wright and wife Deborah of Warsaw; Ben Wright and wife Kacey of Bremen; nine grandchildren: Ashley Reeves, Alex Reeves, Jordan Crane, Brandon Sechrist, Eric Sechrist, Hailee Blackburn, Bryant Reeves, Lily Reeves, Abby Reeves; three great grandchildren: Broly, Marley, Jaxsyn; two brothers: Bill Reeves and wife Sheila of Huntsville, Alabama, Gary Reeves and wife Jan of Greenwood.
Preceding Edwin in death are his parents, infant twin daughters, Cendy Lee and Wendy Lee, three sisters: Loretta Self, Brenda Nelson, Rosemary Lee, two brothers Andy Reeves, Lynden Eugene “Junior” Swanson and his mother-in-law Barbara Swanson.
A celebration of the life of Edwin W. Reeves will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 18 in the Good Family Funeral Home, 1200 West 18th St., Rochester. Friends may visit with the family from 4-7 p.m. Friday in the funeral home and one hour prior to the service in the funeral home. Military rites will be conducted by the Fulton County Veteran’s Honor Guard and the US Army Honor’s Team. Interment will be in the Athens Hoover Cemetery.