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Joe Lee Reaves

August 15, 1938 — December 7, 2020

Joe Lee Reaves

Joe Lee Reaves, the son of George L. Reaves and Marjorie T. Reaves, passed away on December 7, 2020. A brief memorial service will take place at the First Baptist Church in Cleveland, MS on Friday, December 18, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. Joe was born on August 15, 1938 in Senatobia, MS. He went to Dublin School from 1st to 12th grade. He worked for Cooper Tire in Clarksdale while in school and after he graduated, until he went to West Helena, AR where he worked until he joined the Navy on January 2nd, 1957. He worked in the Navy Electronics until he was honorably discharged on March 17, 1966. He went on to work for Singer-Link as a Test Engineer until he got into US Civil Service- Department of Defense. He worked in various countries and states until he retired in 1994 with 37 years in Federal Service. After retiring, Joe worked with Habitat for Humanity in Tampa, FL for two years. After that, he worked with his church in disaster relief, building churches in different states and remodeling churches in the Tampa area. He was a Christian and loved helping people unable to help themselves. Once he moved to Cleveland, he became a member of First Baptist Church of Cleveland where he continued his ministry in whatever way God called him. Joe leaves behind a loving wife, Carolyn D. Reaves; two brothers, James (Sandy) Reaves and George Reaves; sister, Ann (Lewis) Bailey. He has three children, Joe (Christine) Reaves II, Mark (Penny) Reaves, and Kathleen (Frank) Jones. He also has three step children, Phil (Morgan) McNeer, Julie McBride, and Poppy (Brian) Driskell, as well as many grandchildren and great grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Cleveland, MS

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10:00 am - 10:30 am Friday, December 18, 2020
First Baptist Church of Cleveland 101 N Bolivar Ave Cleveland, Mississippi, United States 38732
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