Gary Lee Reeves was born Aug. 11, 1943, in Le Mars, the son of George and Le Nora (Peterson) Reeves. He attended country school and later graduated from Le Mars High School. Following his education, Gary worked in Le Mars and Remsen as a mechanic.
On June 14, 1963, Gary and Linda Lorraine Bundy were united in marriage in Le Mars. Along with farming and raising livestock, Gary owned and operated Gary's Feed and Supply.
Gary was an active member of the Church of the Nazarene in Le Mars. He taught Sunday School for teens and adults and served as song leader.
He was also a member of St. Luke's Caring Clowns and a part of the nursing home Sunday ministry and music volunteers.
He used his musical talents in a variety of ways including the Art Paul Accordion Festival and played his trombone and accordion at church. Gary was also a longtime member of Gideon's International.
He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 49 years, Linda Reeves of Le Mars; his children and their spouses, Lorraine and Daniel Cross, of Elkhorn, Neb., Gerald and Carmela Reeves, of Winchester, Ohio, Leita Reiter, of Le Mars, Greg Reeves, of Le Mars, and Garret and Sheila Reeves, of Le Mars; 21 grandchildren; one great-grandchild; a sister, Audrey Reeves, of Gardner, Kan.; and a brother, Gene and Pamela Reeves, of Le Mars.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services were at 7 p.m. Saturday at the Mauer - Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. with the Rev. James Strickland of the Church of the Nazarene officiating. A private family burial will follow at a later date. Visitation was after 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home, with the family present from 5-7 p.m.
Memorials may be given to the Nazarene Church of Le Mars or The Gideons International.
Expressions of sympathy may be directed through www.mauerjohnsonfh.com.