Tahlequah Daily Press

October 3, 2012

Orvel Monroe Reeves


TAHLEQUAH — Services for Orvel Monroe Reeves will be held on Thursday, Oct. 4, at the First Apostolic Church in Welling, at 10:30 a.m., followed by interment at the VA National Cemetery in Fort Gibson, at 1 p.m., with Rev. Davie Ketcher officiating.

Arrangements are under the care of Green Country Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at tahlequahfuneral.com.

Orvel Monroe Reeves was born in Watseka, Ill., to Stephen Reeves and Juanita (Hasselbring) on May 26, 1952. He left this life in Tulsa, on Sept. 29, 2012, at the age of 60 years, four months, and three days.

Orvel joined the U.S. Army as an infantry direct fire crewman in May 1971, receiving a National Defense Service Medal, along with marksman badge, and an honorable discharge in August 1973. His chosen occupation was an over-the-road truck driver for the better part of his life, before retiring in January 2009, due to poor health.

He loved attending church and being with family, especially the grandchildren. He had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh, and enjoyed making others laugh as well.

On Sept. 9, 1988, he married his wife, Sharon, of 24 years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his father-in-law, Louie Monholland.

He is survived by his wife, Sharon of the home; sons, Stevie Ward of Elmira, N.Y., and David Ward of Broken Arrow, Okla.; daughter, Jennifer Harrold and husband Steve of Owasso; brothers, Dennis of Oklahoma City, Paul of Ina, Ill., and Davy of Watseka, Ill.; seven grandchildren, Emily and Clinton Holt Jr., Stephen Ward, Eric, Olivia and Allison Harrold, and Aiyden Haven; mother-in-law, Esther; brother-in-law, James Monholland; sister-in-law, Denise Holt and husband Bob; along with nieces, nephews, and numerous friends.

Green Country Funeral Home, 203 S. Commercial Road, (918) 458-5055.