Robert Norman “Norm” Reeves
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