Gerald H. "Jerry" Reeves

Birth Date: 
Wednesday, August 26, 1942
Date of Passing: 
Sunday, March 3, 2019

Gerald H. (Jerry) Reeves - August 26,1942 - March 3, 2019

"I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith" 2 Tim. 4:7. Jerry fought the fight against polio, heart disease, and Parkinsons and now he has finished his race. Gerald H. Reeves was born August 27, 1942 in Smile, KY to Walter and Sylvia (Brady) Reeves.  When he was 5 years old the family moved to the farm in Pleasant Home, OH.

Jerry graduated from Northwestern High School where he greatly enjoyed playing center on the basketball team. In recent years he served on the committee for the Northwestern Alumni and Friends,

For over 50 years, Jerry worked in the gas and oil industry for David A. Waldron and Assoc. He started out as a roustabout, running a dozer, and pumper and worked up to being in charge of production. In 2005, he along with Jim Smail bought the company and in 2016 he sold it and retired. He was a memberof the Elks and of Mohican Church of the Brethren ..

Jerry leaves behind his loving wife Paula (Leistner), son Rick Reeves, daughters Christina (Bryan) Collopy and Stacie Reeves (fiance Lenny) and step-daughters Sandy Streit and Nikki (Tim) Broughton. He has 5 grandchildren Rachel (Tom), Nicole, Travis, Amanda, and Zach and 3 step grandsons Grayson, Nat, and Luke. He has one remaining sister Bonnie (Terry) Shultzman and many nieces and nephews.

Those already deceased besides his parents are sister Alice Morehouse and brothers Lloyd and Joe Reeves.

Calling hours will be Wednesday, March 6th from 5-8 p.m. at Mohican Church of the Brethren, 7759 N. Elyria Rd., West Salem. Funeral will be Thursday, March 7th at 11:00 a.m. at the church with Pastor Paul Bartholomew officiating.  A private burial will take place prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Asia's Hope (orphanage). For more information go to

McIntire, Bradham & Sleek Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Memorial Contributions: 

Asia's Hope (orphanage). For more information go to


Wednesday, March 6, 2019 from 5-8:00 p.m. at the Mohican Church of the Brethren, 7759 N. Elyria Rd., W. Salem


Thursday, March 7, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church


We are very sorry to hear of Jerry's passing.enjoyed working for jerry.prayers for your family.

Stacie, so very sorry to hear about your dad. I'm am certain you'll miss him terribly.
Wishing you the peace that will come in time.

Rachel and family

So sorry for the loss of your grandfather, dad and husband. He was amazing person and he will be missed. Remember all the wonderful memories.

Paula, I'm so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and the family.

Our condolence to Paula and family. I lost a lifelong friend. Prayers and Blessings.

I'm so sorry to hear of Jerry's passinge . LOved having him as my neighbor while growing up! Praying for the family

Jerry was a good friend, a good partner and a good man. I will miss him dearly. My condolences to Paula and his extended family.

My most sincere condolences to the Reeves and Leistner families. May God grant you comfort in your time of sorrow.

Sending caring thoughts with prayers for comfort at this time of sadness.

We send our greatest sympathies from Mukilteo Washington to all the family, and just wanted to say how glad I was to see Jerry last summer when I visited friends and family in the Northwestern District. Jerry will be missed by the wider community of Pleasant Home, and the Northwestern area and Wayne Co. Rest in Peace, Jerry.

Have known Jerry since 1966, always a good guy with an incredible sense of humor, even when tshtf.

I was so sorry to hear of Jerry passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Paula, you and your family have our deepest sympathy from your loss of Jerry. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Paula, we are very sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Dave enjoyed getting to know Jerry in High School and at the annual picnics. We wish you the best.


Our sincere condolences to you, Paula, and your family. John so enjoyed talking with Jerry at your annual picnics; both could find lots of things to discuss and surely basketball would be brought up in the course of their conversations...a sport very near and dear to both of them. Jerry was one of the best; he will be missed.

So Sorry for your loss. Was enjoying meeting family from up north.

So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. I have many fond memories of Jerry in high school. He was a positive role model both then as in the rest of his life. We are not in Ohio but are thinking of you at this difficult time.

We were sorry to hear about Jerry's passing. He was a good friend and classmate. We will miss his gentle smile and warm heart. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

To Paula, Bonnie and Terry and Larry and Julia, we extend our sympathy to your entire family and rejoice with you in Jerry’s Homecoming. In the words of Wayne Watson Jerry has experienced “the ultimate healing and is now Home, free.” We pray for comfort for all of you.

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