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Jesse R. Reeves, 88, of Lebanon, died Sunday, May 8, 2022, at his home.

He was born Feb. 3, 1934, in Lebanon, Mo., one of 14 children born to Hosea and Serenia Kelsey Reeves.

On Jan. 20, 1951, he married Bonnie L. Williams, and they raised two sons and two daughters.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Bonnie; sons, Scotty, Steve, and Ronald; great-grandson, Joshua Reeves; brothers, Leonard, Claude, Lee, Franklin, Hershel, Louis, and Leslie; and sisters, Betty Gravens, Lola Saunders, Ethel Keen, Faye Sloan, Juanita Vibbard, and Jean McFadin.

Jesse happily spent his entire earthly life in Lebanon. In his early years, Jesse was employed by Bishops then Justice Furniture until 1970, Jesse and Bonnie started their own business, Lebanon Auto Upholstery. Together they built a successful and well-known business which is still operated by their son, Dennis.

While attending a revival at Tabernacle Baptist Church he accepted Jesus, and then went onto to become a longtime member of Community Baptist Church pastored by his son Allen.j

He is survived by two sons, Dennis Reeves and his wife Teresa, and the Rev. Allen Reeves and his wife Donna; two daughters, Annette Danek and her husband Scott and Lana Boyer and her husband David, all of Lebanon; 13 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Jesse R. Reeves will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, 2022, in theHolman-Howe Funeral Home in Lebanon. Burial will be in Mount Rose Memorial Park under the direction of Holman-Howe Funeral Home of Lebanon. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until service time on Wednesday in the funeral home. A memorial has been established for the Community Baptist Church and contributions may be made through the funeral home.

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