Lewis Farmer Reeves, Jr., age 82, of Clayton, Ga., passed away on May 19, 2020.
Lewis was born on July 8, 1937 to the late Lewis Farmer Reeves, Sr. and the late Rubye Belle Dickerson Reeves. Lewis was a graduate of Rabun County High School and attended Georgia Institute of Technology. He grew up in the family business and became President of Reeves Hardware for over 55 years. During that time, he led the company to new locations in Dillard and the Feed and Farm in Clayton. He has three generations of family following his stellar leadership, and provided countless numbers of jobs to people in our community. Lewis was a role model and a pillar of the community. He supported education by serving on the Rabun County School Board of Education from 1966 – 1984. He loved being involved with FFA and the Livestock Show Teams. He was a Wildcat fan, especially when his granddaughters were playing with the Lady Cats. He was active in the Clayton Volunteer Fire Department for twenty-five years. He was a member of the Bank of Clayton/Regions Board of Directors and involved with the Rabun County Chapter of Trout Unlimited, the JAYCEE’s and was a founding member of the Walnut Flat’s Hunting Club. He was a lifelong member of the Clayton First United Methodist Church and served on the committee for the Family Life Center.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife, Carol Reeves; his sister, Barbara Hickox.
His survivors include his son, Lewis F. Reeves III (Dolleta) and his grandson, Lewis F. Reeves IV, granddaughter Christie Welch, great-grandchildren Molly, Saban, Bryant; his daughter Christina R. McCracken (John); his granddaughter, Sonya Shook (Kyle); great-grandchildren, Miya, Aidan and Kyla; his granddaughter, Katie Hendricks, all of Clayton, Ga.; his grandson, Clifton Lewis Hendricks, of Long Creek, S.C.; his son, William Jeff Reeves (Sharon); his granddaughter, Savannah Page (Corey); great-grandson, Reeves Page, of Mountain City; his granddaughter, Courtney Herod (Dillon), of Woodstock, Ga.; his granddaughter, Hallie Reeves, of Clayton; his daughter, Ann Reeves Houston (Jeff); his grandsons, Ben Houston, Jacob Houston; his granddaughter, Megan Houston, of Tiger, Ga.; two sisters, Llewellyn Luke, Fran Rogers, both of Clayton, Ga.
In order to protect our community from the healthcare crisis our nation is enduring, the family held a private burial service.
The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Lewis, Jr’s memory to Camp Rainey Mountain, 1004 Rainey Mountain Road Clayton Ga. 30525 or the Sid Weber Memorial Cancer Fund P.O. Box 485 Rabun Gap, GA 30568.
Beck Funeral Home, in Clayton, Georgia, is in charge of the arrangements. If there are any questions, please call 706-782-9599. An online Memorial Register Book is available at www.beckfuneralhome.com.