The family of Richard "Dick" Caperton Reeves, age 92, of Mason, Ohio is sad to announce his passing. He went peacefully into the Life Triumphant on July 16, 2023 at the Christian Village of Mason surrounded by his loving family.
Dick was born on December 7, 1930 in New Bedford, MA to Rev. Joseph Wilson Reeves and Louise Muzzy Reeves (both deceased). He spent his formative years in Massachusetts graduating from Mount Hermon School for Boys 1948. He attended the University of Kentucky and then transferred to and graduated from the University of Massachusetts. He was employed by The Travelers Insurance Company in Hartford, CT throughout his career of which he never missed a day of work.
After graduating college, Dick served the Air Force Reserve in Thule, Greenland and was awarded National Defense Service Medal. During his service, he and Bobbie also lived in Texas, North Dakota, and Florida. The couple also moved to Decatur, GA before settling in South Windsor, CT. They retired to Yarmouth, MA in 1992 and then moved to Mason, OH to be close to family in 2001. Dick was an avid golfer, loving husband, proud and engaged father and grandfather. He was well known for being a consummate gentleman and faithful fan of the Boston Red Sox, New England Patriots, and UConn men’s and women’s basketball, though he also loved his local Reds, Bengals, and University of Cincinnati teams. The son of a pastor, Dick was always active in his South Windsor church and town management committees. He continued to serve on his local HOAs and golf leagues always demonstrating loving reliability and grace in every connection and activity.
Dick met his wife, Roberta (Bobbie) Wakeman at UMASS. They were married in 1951 and, together, raised three children in South Windsor, Ct: Richard B Reeves (Cathy Campbell) of San Antonio, FL and Springfield, OH, Robert Davis Reeves (Joanne) of Leland, NC, and Robyn Reeves Lana (Timothy) of Eaton, OH. He is the proud grandfather of seven - the children of Rick Reeves; Michael Reeves (Becky) and Kristina Phair (Nick), the children of Rob Reeves; Courtney Muccio (Mike) and Victoria Reeves, and the children of Robyn Lana; Caitlyn McGlynn (Mike), Samuel Lana, and Hollyn Orr (Caleb). Dick took great pride in his four great-grandchildren: Mollie Reeves, Sidney and Asher Phair, and Francis Robert Muccio.
The family will host a graveside service on Thursday, July 20, 2023 at 1:00pm at Mound Hill Cemetery, 130 Camden Road, Eaton, Ohio. Those attending should enter across from entrance to Fort St. Clair. Attire will be casual, bright colors that celebrate a life well lived and well loved. John Lewis of the Presbyterian Church of Hamilton will serve as Officiant. A reception will follow at the home of Timothy and Robyn Lana of Eaton, Ohio. All attendees are invited to join family and friends.
The family is immensely grateful to Gard Funeral Home, Eaton, OH who is assisting the family with arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made to:
Cincinnati Youth Choir (CYC) Ensemble-in-Residence at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music was founded by Dick’s daughter, Robyn, in 1993. The program serves nearly 1000 youth in southwest Ohio and is committed to welcoming and engaging all in a safe and diverse community of music. You may give to CYC at https://www.cincinnatichoir.org/support-cyc/
Northfield Mount Hermon School, Mount Hermon, MA. NMH was founded with the goal to offer children without privilege a place to grow and learn, including Native Americans and children of enslaved people in its first graduating class in 1887. In the 1940s, it was among a handful of schools in the US to seeking out and welcoming a global, diverse community of students. You may give at www.nmhschool.com/give.org