Robert Nor­man “Norm” Reeves

The Island Packet (Sunday) - - Obituaries -

Robert Nor­man “Norm” Reeves was born May 28, 1916, in Abing­ton, Penn­syl­va­nia. He grad­u­ated from the Univer­sity of Penn­syl­va­nia’s Whar­ton School of Busi­ness with a de­gree in eco­nomics and joined the fam­ily busi­ness, E. Allen Reeves, Inc., a build­ing com­pany started in 1918. The com­pany spe­cial­izes in the con­struc­tion of churches, schools and health­care fa­cil­i­ties.

Norm mar­ried his sweet­heart Maude Grey in 1940, and they en­joyed 61 years of life to­gether rais­ing four daugh­ters and one son.

Shortly af­ter their mar­riage, Norm en­listed in the United States Army Air Force and was sta­tioned at Hunter Field in Sa­van­nah, Ge­or­gia. Later he served as post en­gi­neer at Greenville Air Base in Greenville, South Carolina. Fol­low­ing the end of World War II, at the rank of Ma­jor, he re­ceived an hon­or­able dis­charge and re­turned to the fam­ily con­struc­tion firm, where he worked un­til 1992.

In 1992, Norm and Maude moved back to South Carolina, mak­ing their home on Hilton Head Is­land and stay­ing ac­tive in the two most im­por­tant things in his life with the Ro­tary Club of Hilton Head Is­land and the First Pres­by­te­rian Church of Hilton Head Is­land.

Norm is pre­de­ceased by Maude who passed away in 2001 and daugh­ter Greylin Tal­cott Good­son.

He is sur­vived by his three daugh­ters, Karin Allen Peek, Laura Wheeler Laf­ferty and Cristy Cald­well Robert­son (David Stitzer); a son, Robert Nor­man Reeves, Jr. (Jean Win­ter­steen Reeves); seven grand­chil­dren and 13 great grand­chil­dren.

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held on Fri­day Novem­ber 2, 2018 at 2:00pm, at First Pres­by­te­rian Church, 540 Wil­liam Hilton Pkwy, Hilton Head Is­land, SC 29928.

In lieu of flow­ers, do­na­tions can be made to the Ro­tary Club of Hilton Head Is­land, 99 Main Street, Hilton Head Is­land, SC 29926 marked for the ‘Reeves Schol­ar­ship Fund’ or The First Pres­by­te­rian Church hon­or­ing ‘Nor­man Reeves ‘.

Ar­range­ments by The Is­land Fu­neral Home and Cre­ma­tory. Is­land­fu­ner­al­home.com Brinkmann, LP. Bill re­tired af­ter many years of ser­vice as a Sales Man­ager for the com­pany’s south­east ter­ri­tory. While liv­ing in Bluffton he was ac­tive in, and en­joyed, the Hilton Head-Sun City com­mu­nity.

Bill al­ways had a pos­i­tive at­ti­tude and a last­ing smile on his face. He was a co­me­dian, and his spe­cial laugh was con­ta­gious. For decades he was a very loyal THE Ohio State Univer­sity Buck­eye foot­ball fan. He loved mu­sic and movies and hang­ing out with his bud­dies and at­tend­ing par­ties and gath­er­ings at Sun City.

Mr. Sarver was pre­ceded in death by his lov­ing wife of 21 years, Tonya “Toni’’ Paige Sarver. He is sur­vived by his son, Alexan­der Sarver and sig­nif­i­cant other Erin Wy­man; sis­ter, Carol Lind and her hus­band Terry and sons Shawn and Bryan Lind; brother, Jef­frey Sarver; brother-in-law, Woodrow “Woody’’ Paige and his daugh­ter Shan­non Hunt Paige, and a mul­ti­tude of friends.

Bill was an in­cred­i­ble care­giver to Toni, who suf­fered with breast cancer for many years. He said her ill­ness was the worst thing they ever had to go through. They loved to travel all over the world to Hawaii, Europe, Asia, Mex­ico, espe­cially to the U.S. ten­nis Open and Wim­ble­don.

Bill wanted ev­ery­one to know how much he loved them.

Alex Sarver said: “”My dad was my hero, my role model and, most im­por­tant, my fa­ther. I for­ever will miss him, and love my dad and my mom.’’

A memo­rial ser­vice will be held at 11a.m., Satur­day, Nov. 3, 2018 at Sauls Fu­neral Home, 90 Sim­monsville Road, Bluffton, SC 29910. The fam­ily will be re­ceiv­ing friends one hour prior to the ser­vice at the fu­neral home. A re­cep­tion cel­e­bra­tion of Bill’s life will fol­low at Sun City.

In lieu of flow­ers, re­mem­brances may be made to: na­tion­al­breast­cancer.org/breast-cancer-aware­ness­month

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