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William Robert Reaves, 66 of Bryant went home to be with the Lord on Monday, May 28, with his family by his side. He was born on March 9, 1946 to the late, William and Roxie Reaves in Ferda. Robert enjoyed hunting, fishing, singing and camping. He was a song writer and played the upright bass. Robert was a member of Lighthouse Church of Benton. He was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brother-in-law, Roger Dale Sims; two nephews, Darrell Cullipher and Jon Jon Higgins and a very special friend, Pearl Fields.
Robert is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Kathy Reaves; eight children, Regina Reaves and husband, Jimmy, Robin Reaves Ortega and husband Bo Jay, Robert Reaves Jr. and wife, Bridget, Reneeâ€™ Pelton (Stacey), Rhonda Westmoreland and husband, Chad, Danny Turner, Cheryl Hopkins and husband Justin and Casey Reaves; one that he loved like a son, Winford Lee Reaves Jr. and wife, April; twenty one grandchildren; five great grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters, Winford L. Reaves and wife, Marcella, Laura Nelson, Barbara Montgomery, Wanda Sims, Linda Garcia, Larry Reaves and Bobby J. Forrester and wife, Joyce and a host of nieces and nephews who all loved him and will miss him dearly and a multitude of friends.
A celebration of life will be held at 1 p. m., Monday, June 4, at Lighthouse Church of Benton.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Arrangements provided by Dial and Dudley Funeral Home.
Online guest book: www.dialanddudleyfuneralhome.com.