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Gerald Reeves

October 19, 1963 ~ June 25, 2021 (age 57)

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On June 25, 2021, everyone’s best friend, Gerald Reeves left this world and made his way to the next. Incapable of using his “inside” voice, the heavenly greeting committee heard him from a mile away.

Gerry is survived by his sister-in-law Cathern (Reeves) Henline, nephew Colin Reeves, and niece Jordyn Reeves of Bluffton, SC.

His brother Steven Reeves, mother Marlene (Charnisky) Reeves, and father Gerald Lee Reeves, Sr., all preceded him in death.

Ger. Ger-Bear. Gerica. Diamond Gerry. G-Love, Gerry Loveberry. Whatever you called him, he would not hesitate to call you his friend. Goofy faces, falsetto voice, colorful wigs, too-tight-fitting costumes, Ger made it his daily mission to make you smile.

Born on October 19, 1963, in Sandusky, Ohio--home of Cedar Point Amusement Park--Gerry could be quite the entertainer himself. There wasn’t a song he wasn’t afraid to belt out, even if he didn’t exactly know the words. Then, there were his moves. Ger was known for being an enthusiastic (if not somewhat rhythmically-challenged) dancer. His hips didn’t lie.

Dancing aside, Gerry had an intense dislike of working out, especially on hot days. So, he got his exercise by cheering on his beloved West Virginia Mountaineers and Pittsburgh Steelers . . . from the comfort of his couch, using his Terrible Towel to wipe his brow when things got strenuous.

When not armchair quarterbacking or reporting for duty as a Data Analyst and ETL Developer, Ger was a connoisseur of fresh lake perch, a purveyor of new restaurants, a collector of album records--ranging from the Beatles to the B52s—and a starter of parties.

He came into the world with a gift for making people smile. And he left the same way, positively impacting the lives of dozens upon dozens of people through the gift of organ donation. And, in true Ger style, he left this world holding the hands of his close friends, Shelly and Dan.

Goodbye to our larger-than-life teddy bear. When you get to the pearly gates, let them know that it’s Gerry with a G.

Friends may call at the Rotruck-Lobb Kingwood Chapel, 295 South Price Street on Thursday, August 19, 2021, from 6:00-8:00pm. Recitation of the Rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. in the funeral home.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday, August 20th at 10:00 a.m. at St. Sebastian Catholic Church with Father Dass as celebrant. Gerry will be interred for eternity alongside his family at Sunset Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Kingwood.

Personal condolences may be offered to the family online at www.rotruck-lobb.com.

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Services

Recitation of the Rosary
Thursday
August 19, 2021

7:30 AM
Rotruck - Lobb Kingwood Chapel
295 S. Price St.
Kingwood, WV 26537

Visitation
Thursday
August 19, 2021

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Rotruck - Lobb Crematory (Kingwood)

Memorial Mass
Friday
August 20, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Sebastian Catholic Church
322 East Main Street
Kingwood, WV 26537

Interment following funeral service
Friday
August 20, 2021

Sunset Memorial Gardens, Kingwood

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