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Roy Ivan Reeves

October 8, 1927 — January 29, 2024

Hubbard, Ohio


Hubbard, Ohio - Roy Ivan Reeves, age 96, died on Monday, January 29, 2024, at home, with his family by his side. He was born on October 8, 1927, in Johnston, Ohio, the last of nine children to Laura Ellen (Bagley) and Joseph A Reeves. 

After school, Roy joined the United States Maritime Service and was discharged in December of 1945. On January 1, 1950, he married Charlotte Marie Williams. A longtime Kinsman resident, Roy moved close to his daughters in Hubbard this past September. 

Roy owned and operated Reeves Auto Body in Kinsman, and worked before that at the former Harrison Motor Company of Warren. In his retirement, he lent a helping hand at Nelson’s Garage in Kinsman up until the past few years. He was formerly a member of the Vernon United Methodist Church. 

Roy was a member of the Harry Lees American Legion of Kinsman. For many years he and his wife spent the winters in Fort Myers, Florida. 

He enjoyed both bowling and golfing and was in a regular league. Roy also enjoyed taking care of his lawn and doing woodworking. He would take his daily walk up Route 7 so he could spend time with friends at Nancy’s for lunch. Above all, he loved spending time with his family. 

Roy is preceded in death by his parents; his wife of sixty years, Charlotte; five sisters, Retta P. Hegel, Martha L. Hudson, Margaret B. Strange, Clara Belle Fitzsimmon, and Lucy Ellen Herron, three brothers, George T., Glen E., and Joseph E. Reeves. 

Survivors include his four children, Roy L. (Carlene) Reeves of Fort Myers, Florida, Suzanne M. (Thomas) Reeves of Hubbard, Ohio, Sandra J. Templeman of Seminole, Florida, and Tammy E. (Thomas) Gray of Hubbard, Ohio. He had ten adoring grandchildren, Christopher, Renee, Dawn, Melissa, Chad, Shawn, Rheannon, Ryland, Christopher, and Sarah; twenty loving great-grandchildren, and five great-great-grandchildren. A funeral service will be held on Monday, February 5, 2024, at 11:00 AM at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service, 8569 Main Street, Kinsman. Burial will follow in Kinsman Cemetery. Calling hours will be on Sunday, February 4th from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to Patriot Hospice, 986 Tibbetts Wick Rd. Girard, OH 44420. Share a fond memory or condolence at 

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