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Robert  Benjamin Reeves
  • First Presbyterian Church
    312 Depot
    El Campo, TX 77437
  • Houston Hospice-El Campo
    P.O. Box 1417
    El Campo, TX 77437

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“Mary & David, I just found out about the passing of your father. My heartfelt prayers are with you and the family. So sorry for your loss! ...Read More »
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“David and Family: So many fond and interesting memories of Bob. One of the smartest businessmen I've known, especially in the area of health care. I...Read More »
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“So sorry to hear of your husbands passing. ”
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“To each one of Bob's family, Rosemary, David and Mary particularly, Bill and I extend our deepest sympathies and also our love and prayers . We are...Read More »
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Robert "Bob" Benjamin Reeves, 84, of El Campo passed away on February 28, 2013. He was born January 9, 1929 in Harlingen to the late William F. & Mary L. Brown Reeves. He was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving in the Army Medical Corp from 1946-49 and was a retired hospital and nursing home administrator for ABRI Corp.
Bob was the administrator for Nightingale Hospital from 1953-69. He had served on the steering committee that built El Campo Memorial Hospital, and was instrumental in building and operating Garden Villa Nursing Home and Green Briar Apartments in El Campo with his long time partners, Jim Bougliny and Dr. L. I. Stengel. He was the administrator of Garden Villa from 1969 until his retirement in 1983. He was one of the original members of the House of Delegates that formed the Texas Hospital Association, was a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Administrators, and was a vice-president of the El Campo Medical Foundation. Bob was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, the Masonic Lodge #918, B.P.O.E Lodge 1749, and a former member of El Campo Rotary Club.
He is survived by his wife Rosemary Petty Reeves of El Campo; daughter Mary E. Boysen of Oklahoma City, OK; son David L. Reeves and wife Debbie of El Campo; step-son John K. Petty of El Campo; step-daughter Mary Ann Morris and husband Paul of Bay City; brothers R. W. "Bill" Reeves of Monte Alto, Daniel Wayne Reeves of Midway and James A. Reeves of Houston; sisters Susan Marie and Ruth Ann Reeves; grandchildren Mindy Slubar and husband Richard of Angleton, Daniel Lanier and wife Stacy of Simonton, and Brandon Boysen and wife Nancy of Tulsa, OK; step-grandchildren Rachel Morris of Houston, Zack Morris of Bay City, and Hannah Petty of El Campo; and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife of 52 years, Edith Marie Plant Reeves; brothers Douglas C. Reeves, Harold Ray Reeves, Thomas Ray Reeves, and L. E. Reeves; and sister Peggy Hooper.
Visitation will be Sunday, March 3, from 4 pm to 6 pm at Triska Funeral Home. The graveside service will be 2 pm Monday, March 4, 2013, at Garden of Memories Cemetery followed by the memorial service at 3 pm at the First Presbyterian Church with Rev. Chuck Kimball officiating.
Serving as pallbearers are Billy Neel, Joe Adams, Jim Bouligny, Edgar Roades, Tom Perilloux, Richard Slubar and Daniel Lanier. Honorary bearers are Joe Richards, Dr. Ronald Goelzer and Irma Rocha.
Memorial contributions in memory of Robert B. Reeves may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or Houston Hospice of El Campo.
The family would like to express their appreciation to El Campo Memorial Hospital and Garden Villa Nursing Home, and a very special thank you to Mr. Reeve's caregiver, Kelsey Cerny.