January 8, 1936 ~ January 23, 2011

Born in: Buncombe Co.,
Resided in: Asheville, NC

BROWNLOE WILLIS REEVES ASHEVILLE – Brownloe Willis Reeves, 75, of Asheville, died on Sunday, January 23, 2011, at his home. A native of Buncombe Co., he was a son of the late James Russell Reeves and Savannah Brown Reeves Smith. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Tom Reeves. Mr. Reeves retired after 22 years as a Drill Instructor with the U.S. Marines. He is survived by his wife, Jeanette Roberson Reeves; a daughter, Donna McDevitt and husband, Tom; sons Ricky Reeves and wife, Betty, Wesley Reeves and wife Kay; 8 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sister Ann Scruggs; and brothers Nelson, James (Shorty) and wife Jeanette, William (Red) and wife, Diane, and Edward and wife Sandra. A funeral service for Mr. Reeves will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday in the Patton Ave. chapel of Groce Funeral Home, with the Rev. Ray Hipps and the Rev. Donnie Henson officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park with military graveside rites. His family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

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  1. Brownloe will be missed greately by all of us, He was not only a cousin , but a TRUE friend to my Mom and Dad. We are so sorry for your great loss. Love and prayers, Viola, Sandra, Lee & Dylan Reeves

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  2. Thank you for everything. You were a solid military role-model when I needed one. Sassafras and I will miss you so much. MIKE

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  3. Brownloe was quite a guy with his gruff exterior and tender heart. He will be missed.

    My deepest sympathy goes out to all of his family.

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  4. For all of Brownloe’s family. I am a cousin to Tom McDevitt. I thought a lot of Brownloe and his wife and family. He was gruff and sweet. I send my condolences to all the family. With love and prayers. Rhonda McElrath Streadwick

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  5. For all of Brownloe’s family. I am a cousin to Tom McDevitt. I thought a lot of Brownloe and his wife and family. He was gruff and sweet. I send my condolences to all the family. With love and prayers. Rhonda McElrath Streadwick

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  6. I’m so thankful that Brownloe was able to attend our last Sand Hill High Scool reunion. He was my dear friend and classmate. A 100% marine OOH RAH

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  7. Brownloe was a high school classmate. I am so glad that Brownloe was able to come to our 50th class reunion this summer. My heart goes out to his wife and family.

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  8. Ricky I was so sorry to hear about your Dad.Just wanted to let you and Betty know that your in my thoughts and prayers.May God be with you.God Bless you all

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  9. To the Reeves family,
    We send our condolences as you go thru this most difficult time. May the Lord send comfort and peace. Your family is in our prayers.
    In Christ Love,
    Bruce and Ruby Austin.

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  10. Donna, I am so sorry for the loss of your dad. He was quite a unique man. I only met your dad a few times, but I had quite the respect for him. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your entire family. I am thinking of you. Love you!

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  11. Jeanette and Family, please know that all of you will be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming days and weeks. Cousin Brownie will be missed, but he will surely live on in the abundant memories we hold in our heart.

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