Billy Charles Reeves, 88, of Commerce passed away on Wednesday morning October 27, 2021 at Greenville Gardens Nursing and Rehab. Billy was born in the Tidwell community of Hunt County on February 4, 1933, the son of Claude Wilton Reeves and Ina Bell Williams Reeves. He served in the United States Navy as a machinist/firefighting & rescue and a cook from 1951 until 1955, during the Korean War. Following his service, he was employed by Bell Helicopter and as a truck driver. He loved to fish, cook, and work on lawnmowers.
Billy is survived by his daughter, Cindy Reeves of Boston, Massachusetts, grandson Robbie Reeves, also of Boston, four sisters: Betty Raney of Greenville, Linda Deaton of Greenville, Ina Prechtl of Greenville, and Patsy Reeves of Garland. Two brothers also survive him: J.W. Reeves of Greenville and Buddy Reeves of Emory. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister Peggy Holley of Greenville, and Mary Powers Reeves (his first wife) and Janis Davis Reeves (his second wife).
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Hunt County Veteran's Office, 2801 Stuart Street, Greenville, Texas 75401.
No services are planned at this time.