John Tony Reeves

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John Tony Reeves, 84, of Asheville, died Tuesday, January 28, 2014. A native of Buncombe Co., he was a son of the late Paul and Pauline Cole Reeves. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Ruth Wells. Mr. Reeves was retired from Gerber, and was a member of Starnes Cove Baptist Church. He is survived by his wife, Rosalee Ingle Reeves; daughter Toni Buckner and husband Mickey of Candler; 2 grandchildren, Michael and his wife Beth, and Meredith; great-granddaughter Ella; twin brother James Reeves of Leicester; and special friends, David and Carol Livingston. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday at Starnes Cove Baptist Church, with the Rev. Charlie Sams officiating. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Groce Funeral Home on Patton Ave. is assisting the family.

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  1. So sad that our church family at Starnes Cove Church has lost a true friend. Shirley and I feel like we have lost a part of our family. The Sunday Mornings when he came to the porch of the church, he always had something funny to say to me and missing him is just a small part of the equation. Going to miss him so much. To you Rosie, our condolences go out to you and the family. Our thoughts and prayers will be with you and know that we love you.

  2. We are so sad to hear of Johns passing. Melissa and I will always remember him on Sunday mornings. He will be missed by everyone. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Johns family.

  3. There are just no words to describe this sweet little man and how much he will be missed. In recent visits with him, even though he was so weak himself, he always asked about all of my family, individually. He was loving, caring and an inspiration to all and always had a smile on his face. Rosie, you will miss him, but you have so many precious memories, cling to those. He loved his family but that Ella brought new meaning to his life. Love to you and all the family.

  4. John was a dear friend to me and I will always miss him calling me ‘Honey’ and my Sunday morning hugs. Rosalee, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  5. I am so sorry to have read of your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences. Something that I have personally found to be of great comfort is what the Bible says at John 5:28, 29 as well as Revelation 21:4. These verses show us that soon God is going to bring about a resurrection of our loved ones as well as do away with all causes we have for suffering including sickness and death. Knowing this has always comforted me and it is my sincere hope that these thoughts comfort your family as well. Again I am so sorry for your loss.

  6. Dear Rosalee and Tony, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. John was one of the finest men we have known. He was a gentle man and lived a life that was an example to us all. We are so glad we were able to visit him in December. He will be missed. Take Care. Sincerely, Wayne & Neil Jordan

  7. Dear Rose, Toni , and James, Our deepest sympathy to you and your family. Heaven gain is earth’s loss when we know what a great person John was and was loved by everyone who knew him. We know we will see him again in a healthy body with no pain. May the Lord bless all of you in a very special way. We are praying for each of you .

  8. I’m sorry to have read about your loss! My sincere condolences for the Reeves family. John will be missed without a doubt! Death can create a puncture in our hearts, but God `s word the Bible can repair us, giving us the comfort and hope we need to carry on-Romans 15:4!
    The Bible helps us to appreciate that there will be victory over death. Jehovah promises that one Day death will be no more, and the tears of sorrow will be gone. Yes, the former things will have passed away! How do we know this will take place? Jehovah doesn’t lie; his words are faithful and true-Rev 21:3-5, Numbers 23:19!
    Some have asked the question Does Death End It All? The Bible helps us to appreciate that there is a hope for our dead loved ones. Jesus helps us to appreciate that we can be reunited with our dead loved ones by means of a resurrection hope-John 5:28, 29! Jehovah has given Jesus the keys of death, and the grave-Rev 1:18! That means we can look forward to one day Jesus calling our dead loved ones out of the grave, just like he did with his close friend Lazarus-John 11:21-45! How overjoyed we will be, just like Lazurus family and friends!
    Please feel free to email me at: if you have any questions! Also feel free to check out the official website of Jehovah `s Witnesses: Go to Publications then to the Books and Brochures link. In the search box type in the Brochure entitled: When someone You Love Dies. This is a Bible based brochure that highlights how we can cope with grief, and focuses on the hope for the dead. Our website gives you the option of listening to the brochure online, or to download it in MP3 or ACC format.
    May your family sincerely be comforted!

  9. My greatest and deepest sympathy to the family and especially Rosalee who stood by me during the loss of Marvin. I know that John and he is strolling Heaven and enjoying praising their Lord. No more pain, sorrow, or tears anymore. John will be greatly miss by anyone whoever knew his wonderful personality and character. We love you John, from all the Mathews family. Rest in God\’s arms.

  10. We are so sorry to hear of Johns passing. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this sad time. May you find peace and comfort in the days ahead.

  11. Rosalee, I am so sorry to read of your husband John’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God bless and comfort you.

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