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John “Johnny” Breckenridge Reeves

July 25, 1933 - September 20, 2022
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Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes
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Thomas McAfee - Downtown Chapel
639 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
(864) 232-6733 | Map
Saturday 9/24, 10:00 am

The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the Chapel until 12:30 p.m. The mausoleum entombment will be private.

John “Johnny” Breckenridge Reeves, 89, husband of Gladys Miller Reeves, passed away Tuesday, September 20, 2022. Born in Greenville, SC, he was the son of the late Jerry H. Reeves Jr. and Zeadora Breckenridge Reeves. He was a graduate of Greenville High School class of 1951, participating in all sports activities. He married his highContinue Reading

Lee Smith left a message on September 25, 2022:
Gladys so sorry for your loss Johnny was a great guy we remember going with him and Bill Catoe to a ball game may the Lord give you and all your family comfort during the days ahead
Allison Reeves,DMD left a message on September 23, 2022:
Dear Daddy , Thank you for always being there... Some of my most precious memories are when you would show up for the Chamberlain H.S. track meets for my 2 mile event. You would be outside the fence , in the dark, positioned on the " loneliest corner " of the track. I could not see you but I knew you were there by your encouragement - telling me to do my best and "run my own race". I guess I am still trying to do that even today... I love you , I miss you and I cannot wait to run with you in Heaven! Allison
Grainger & Marion Lanneau left a message on September 23, 2022:
With sympathy
Comfort Planter was purchased for the family of John Reeves by Grainger & Marion Lanneau. Send Flowers
A tree was also planted in memory of John Reeves
Lee and Nanci Smith left a message on September 23, 2022:
With love, Lee and Nanci Smith, Michael &Kristen
Soldier Salute Standing Spray was purchased for the family of John Reeves by Lee and Nanci Smith. Send Flowers
A tree was also planted in memory of John Reeves
Forrest Smith left a message on September 23, 2022:
John Reeves was a good Christian, husband, father, family man, mentor to many and a man who was both a friend and someone I greatly admired. I never had a brother, but John filled that role when my wife and I moved to Greenville during my first Field Sales job with Westinghouse. John mentored me on “the Sales game” and taught me many things that help me succeed and sustain a forty-seven year career in the electrical industry. John and Gladys took my wife Nanci into their home, treated us as family members and we shared adventures and memories with them that I will always remember. I was introduced to the “John Reeves Iced Tea Sonata” which to this day, always makes me think of him when I drink a glass of Sweet Tea. We had many additional adventures hunting, fishing, golfing attending LA Dodger games and working for Westinghouse. I followed John to Tampa and worked for him there and in Jacksonville, FL and will always remember those days as some of the best of my life. John was a true “man’s man” and even though he may have passed, his memory will live on forever, because he was truly one of the blessed that God shares with us all to enrich our lives and make life’s journey a little easier. I love you man!!
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Rick and Janine Hagle left a message on September 23, 2022:
John Reeves will remain in our hearts forever.
Cherished Friend Bouquet was purchased for the family of John Reeves by Rick and Janine Hagle. Send Flowers
A tree was also planted in memory of John Reeves
Rick and Janine Hagle left a message on September 23, 2022:
Johnny was a great friend. He was easy to like, easy to love and always FUN to be with. We shared a lot of experiences in our careers with Westinghouse. We were pretty dedicated to our work, but John taught me by example that FAMILY always comes first. I was committed to build my family to be like the Reeves family. Rest in peace, my friend and we look forward to getting together again in Heaven. Rick and Janine
Jerry Whitaker left a message on September 23, 2022:
I am so sorry to hear of John’s passing He was one of the great ones at Westinghouse. We all loved him and learned from him. We all owe him greatly for the lessons he passed on to us and for his friendship Jerry Whitaker
Carl Geggis left a message on September 23, 2022:
Sorry for your loss
Faithful Blessings Bouquet was purchased for the family of John Reeves by Carl Geggis. Send Flowers
A tree was also planted in memory of John Reeves
Carl Geggis left a message on September 23, 2022:
Sorry for your loss
Lynne Smith left a message on September 22, 2022:
Gladys, I’m so sorry. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. Johnny was a wonderful man, and I will cherish my memories of him. My condolences to you and the family. Love, Lynne
Michael and Vicki Chapman left a message on September 22, 2022:
Timothy and Lucy, Thinking of you and sending prayers and love your way. We are so sorry for you loss. Michael and Vicki Chapman
Kirk J Oncken left a message on September 22, 2022:
Breck, Kim, Timothy and Allison, Y'all sure were lucky to have had a FATHER like yours. I NEVER EVER recollect a time that I saw him and he wasn't wearing a huge smile on his face. The love he had for your MOM, and all of y'all, was plain to see in his smile. Though it has been many years since I last saw him, it only takes a split second to see his smiling face in my mind's eye - and that brings a smile to my face. Along with FAMILY, your FATHER'S ability to make others smile is one of the many legacies of BIG JOHN REEVES.
Vicky Guess McDonald left a message on September 22, 2022:
I am a member of Buncombe Street United Methodist Church. I never met Mr. Reeves but I regret that I did not.
Anna Green left a message on September 22, 2022:
We are sending our thoughts and prayers to the Reeves family. Mr. Reeves was such a kind man!
Christina Van Horn left a message on September 22, 2022:
I knew him threw my Uncle Brek. I love him like he was a good friend even if I didn't see him alot. So live in peace in heaven.
Brooke Halsey left a message on September 22, 2022:
Many wonderful memories, not sure where to start. You taught me so many wonderful things including how to invest and read the stock market. :) We cheered for each other’s teams at times even when we were rivals. :) We talked about gardening and Jesus. We talked about life, lakes and beaches. I will always cherish your presence even if it’s been a few years since I’ve been by. You knew me very well and knew my heart. I’m so very thankful for that. And when the time comes again, I hope we can talk and cheer some more. Love you Papa… and thank you. -B.
Bill & Sue Meiner left a message on September 22, 2022:
We were so lucky to have been fortunate to be a small part of John & Gladys' lives. He was the best boss and mentor and gave Bill an opportunity that we will always be grateful for. What a beautiful and charming man and family. Our sincerest sympathy for his passing and celebration in memorial of a wonderful life of a husband, father, grandfather, and friend. Sue Gladys, we are so sorry for your loss. We have a smart digital picture frame near where we often sit, just recently you and John came up on it, I said to Sue, oh look it's John and Gladys! Sue said it well, I was so lucky that John gave me the opportunity to work for and with him, to learn from him. He was such an accomplished man, in and out of work for Westinghouse. Most importantly with such a wonderful family. He will be sorely missed. Bill
Timothy Reeves left a message on September 21, 2022:
I miss you so much..already..I love you, Timothy
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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