Mr. Hugh G. Reeves, age 85, passed away on the morning of Saturday, June 15, 2019, at his home in Woodbine.
Mr. Reeves was born January 7, 1934, in Clarks, Louisiana Caldwell Parish. He was the son of the late Troy J. and Beulah G. Reeves. Mr. Reeves had one sister, Kathryn Gordy and six brothers, Hershal, Bob, Bill, Howell, Troy, Frank, and Ralph Reeves, who all preceded him in passing.
When he was nine years old, Mr. Reeves moved, in 1943, to St. Marys, so his father could begin work at Gilman Paper Company. By age 15, he went to work at Gilman Paper Company and remained there for 46 and a half years. After retiring, he went back to the mill for a couple more years as a fire watch for a contractor. He would use that money to go camping throughout Georgia and Tennessee. In 1956 he was drafted into the US Army for two years. He told the army he didn’t want to go and they said he didn’t have to; they had two other places he could go, Alcatraz or Leavenworth, so into the Army he went.
On November 7, 1958, he married his beloved wife of 60 and a half years, Rhudeane “Dean” Crews Reeves. Together they had two sons, Terry and Troy. Mr. Reeves was a family man and loved fishing at Harriett’s Bluff. Some may know him as Hugh, Uncle Hugh, Uncle Sonny, Sonny-boy, or Grumpy, but all in all he was a good man, a provider, and a friend that was always there to help and teach you the way to do something. He was never afraid to get dirty if it meant getting the job done. He will be remembered for the good man, father, husband, grandfather, and great-grandfather he was.
Mr. Reeves is survived by his beloved wife, Dean Reeves; his sons, Terry Reeves and Troy Reeves; his grandchildren, Amanda, James, and Brian; his great-grandchildren, Joey, Corey, and Connor; and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A visitation for Mr. Reeves was held Thursday, June 20, 2019, at Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland. Funeral services followed in the Woods-Wainwright Chapel of the funeral home with Pastor Eddie Rawl presiding.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in Mr. Reeves’ name to Heartland Hospice or Hospice of the Golden Isles.
Coastal Camden Funeral Home in Kingsland,is entrusted with Mr. Reeves’ arrangements