John T. Reeves (1924 — July 22, 2017)
John T. Reeves of Grand Rapids, Mi., age 93, passed away on Saturday, July 22, 2017 of pneumonia. John was born in the spring of 1924 in Lawrence, Mi. He graduated from Paw Paw High School. John served as an Army Air Force B-24 bomber pilot in the Pacific Theater during WWII and received the Distinguished Flying Cross. He graduated from the University of Michigan and worked as an aerospace engineer. He was survived by his wife of 32 years, Ila “Tudy” Reeves, son Jim (Kathy) Reeves, daughter Jodi Reeves, granddaughters Hope and Faith Reeves, stepson Clark (Helen) Rolf and several nephews and nieces. John was preceded in death by first wife Jo Anne Reeves, parents Louis O. and Mabel Reeves, and sisters Margaret Ann and Jeanne. John was devoted to good music, bad puns, gardening, cats, repairing things, WWII history (especially relating to airplanes) and giving loving guidance and strength to his family. He had a great sense of humor. He was a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, the CAF, the Cantata Choir and other groups.
A visitation was held Sunday, July 30, 2017 from 11 AM to 1 PM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, 3215 4 Mile Rd NE, Grand Rapids, Mi. The memorial service with military honors was held Monday, July 31 at 11 AM at St. Luke’s with an additional hour of visitation prior to the service. John was interred at Union Cemetery near Berrien Center.