Dennis Anthony “Tony” Reeves

April 18, 1954 ‒ June 14, 2014

Galion, Ohio

Dennis Anthony “Tony” Reeves, 60, of Galion, died unexpectedly Saturday, June 14, 2014 at Morrow County Hospital after a sudden illness.

Born April 18, 1954 in Bloomington, Ill., he was the son of the late Park Reeves and Eileen (Dalton) Reeves.

Tony moved to Galion in 1963 from Bloomington, Ill and graduated from Galion High School in 1973.  He was extremely well liked by his many friends and loved by his close family.  Tony was a disc jockey and radio personality at area radio stations and was known as “Dr. T“.  He had his own radio show and was known for his music trivia.  He played guitar and sang and played in various bands over the years.  Most recently Tony was the administrator of Galion Moose Lodge 303.  Tony enjoyed camping and was a long-time member of Galion Moose Lodge, Galion Elk’s Lodge 1191 and Knights of Columbus St. Francis Council 1234.

He is survived by his mother, Eileen (Dalton) Reeves of Galion; his long-time companion, Barbara J. Young and her two sons, Matthew and Daniel Eaton, all of Galion; Barb’s grandson, whom Tony considered his own, Shaye Eaton; brothers and sisters, David (Kathryn) Reeves of Galion, Douglas “Mike” Reeves of Cape Canaveral, Fla. Deborah (James) Robinson of Speedway, Ind., Dawn (Al) Brush of Merritt Island, Fla., Diana (Tom) Clevenger of Galion and Daniel Reeves of Galion and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and very close cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Park Reeves and a nephew, David Alan Reeves.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel, 218 S. Market St. Galion.  A vigil service will be conducted at 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral Home led by Deacon Greg Kirk. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, June 18 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Galion with Father John Miller, celebrant and Deacon Greg Kirk.  Interment will follow at Fairview Cemetery in Galion.

Memorial contributions may be made to Avita Hospital Foundation to Benefit the Galion Orthopedic Center Physical Therapy Department, which was a very important part of Tony’s life, in care of Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Tony Reeves, and condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • I am so sorry for each and everyone of the Reeves family. What an unexpected and difficult situation. May your memories and faith get you through this difficult time. Sincerely, Kim

  • To the Reeves family & Barb Young, words really don’t express the sorrow we feel for each of you, Tony was one of a kind. So many good times and memories he has left us all with lots and lots of laughter. May God wrap his loving arms around each of you to give you comfort. Its hard to lose your first sibling and a mother to lose a son. Love you all!

  • Words cannot express how sorry we are for your loss. Tony was one in a million and we are better people for having known him. Our hearts go out to you all at this sad sad time.

  • Rest In Peace Tony…your larger than life personality will be missed. Amy Nieto – Classmate of 72.

  • Tony was a wonderful person who always made me smile! H e will be missed. My sympathies to his mother and the rest of his family .

  • He was always a friendly, outgoing nice young man I remember from high school.Sorry for your loss!

  • There was never a dull moment with Tony. I’ve known him since high school. Funny; great personality, caring and loving. I will miss you my bud. Prayers to his family and God Bless.R.I.P.

  • Blessings and prayers of peace and comfort go out to all of the family and friends. Words can’t begin to describe,,,,

  • Tony was one in a million, loved by so many. Tony always brought a smile to your face when he would enter a room. Sad sad day for all. Love and prayers to your families.
    Lisa and Tony

  • I have fond memories of Tony from high school – such a sweet, funny guy. R.I.P. My sympathies to his family.
    –Debbie Clary, GHS classmate ’72.

  • Our sincere heart felt sympathies go out to the Reeves Family & Barb Young. Tony was a very special guy, loved by so many & will be greatly missed by all. We will cherish our great stories & so many memories we were so blessed to share with him.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with all of you ! I will never forget all the good times that were spent with Tony and he was truly ONE of a kind!

  • The Moose Lodge will never be the same with out him. This past Christmas I was there with my grandson and I remember Tony there with his great smile playing the music for the musical chairs.

  • My prayers go out to Tony’s family and friends. I remember Tony’s love of music and had the joy of singing with him in high school. It was great to see him last year at our 40th reunion and of course he was choosing all the music for the great songs of our era. There’s a great picture of him that I remember in the 1973 Spy standing and singing by a piano. Tony you will be missed. God Bless You, Terry

  • We had a lot of good times together, goodbye good friend ,you will always be with us.

  • goodbye my longtime friend from school thru radio and thruout life you were always my friend I will miss you to barb and tony’s family im am so spry for your loss a week ago tony told me to get better and take care of myself when I received bad doctor news because he had grown quite fond of me that’s tony being funny but tony I was always quite fond of you I will see you again my friend

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to the Reeves family and especially to you Barbara a old and dear friend.May YOU find peace in all your great memories.

  • We are so sad to hear of Tony’s passing. We liked Tony so much for
    just being Tony. Very thoughtful and kind. He will be missed by all.
    Our prayers go out to you at this difficult time.

  • Dr. T will be missed by many. A lot fun & stories of years passed will not be forgotten. Classmates were happy to see him at our 40th class reunion last summer playing the tunes.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with Barb and his Family.

  • It is still hard to realize he is gone, such a wonderful person who touched so many lives. To the Reeves family and Barb my deepest sympathy. He will live on for all of us through all the great memories he gave to us. God Bless all of you.

  • You will be missed by many. You always brought a smile to those who knew you. You were one of my oldest friends and have many found memories of our escapades from grade school on. Rest in peace and know there is always a place in my heart for you. My prayers and thoughts are with your family they were always so loved by you.
    Your friend always
    Sherrie

  • Tony was one of the good guys, he will be missed by so many. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his family.

  • A friend to anyone he met and always with a smile. Tony you will be missed! Prayers and comfort to his family.

  • We were so shocked and saddened by the news of Tony’s passing. He was one of the fist people I met when I moved to Galion in 1977. He was always making us laugh. Such a great man with a great personality. Tony, you will be deeply missed, but we will meet again some day. Until then, play your musical trivia and tell some jokes to your fellow angels. Barb, my dearest and oldest friend…I love you, and my thoughts and prayers are with you. Reeves family, thank you for sharing your brother/son with us. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Until we meet again Tony….I love you!

  • Tony was the best guy ever. He touched so many people. Our prayers go out to the Reeves family. Barb our heart goes out to you. Dave, Kate and Mike, Tony is with Davey now and boy what fun they will have together. Love you all.

    Jim and Lori

  • To the Reeves Family and Barb,
    What a complete shock we had when we received the news about Tony. Tony was one of the kindest and most light hearted persons that we knew. Tony had many stories and phrases that made conversation with him an exciting event. Tony loved his family and Barb. Please accept our sympathies and prayers for Tony’s passing.
    The Ron Nelson Family
    Ron, Linda, Todd, Erika, Kipp, Brittany, Lahna, Ronnie Noelle, Blakely Sue, and Luke Nelson and Addison and Parker Dunnington

  • Tony was a good man and friend to many, we had a lot of good times and laughs at the old Moose Lodge many years ago. Thanks for the memories Tony….RIP my friend…until we meet again.

  • Tony, my special friend. You have been there for me the past 5 years. You have certainly made my life fun. I don’t, know what I’m going to do without you in my life. Miss you tons already. To all the Reeves family and my dear friend Barb, I shall keep you in my prayers daily. Love each of you dearly.

  • I want to send my condolences to all of Tony’s Family I haven’t seen him in years but he was the funniest and sweetest guy he left an impression wherever he was may the wonderful memories help ease the pain in your hearts.RIP Tony.

  • Passing of one of the best, I’m sure Tony will be singing with the angels on High ! Sleep well my friend ! Condolences to all who knew and loved him!!!

  • To Barb and Tony’s family, my deepest sympathy for the sudden loss of your beloved. Linda

  • To the Reeves family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Please accept our deepest sympathy and condolences.

    Richard and Debbie Renock
    Painesville, Ohio

  • Our deepest sympathy goes out to the entire family . Prayers are going up that God will help you through this time .Prayers and blessings are with you .

  • Tony was a great friend and always fun to be with. “Tony and the Tornado’s” was our band back in the day and Tony – with all of his God given talent – was the star of every show. The summers of 1972 and 1973 were anchored by Tony’s “Mongoose” – the white Corvair that was the center of all activities down at Heise Park in those carefree days. Tony will be missed and I was lucky to spend time with him at our 40th GHS reunion last year; he was a friend to all.

  • Words cannot describe my feelings right now. To all my dear Reeves “cousins” ………. my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I love you all. RFZ.

  • What a wonderful and fun-filled person Tony was. He was so much fun to be around and just sit and talk with. What a personality! Many, many fond memories. My heart goes out to the entire Reeves family! I can hear him now singing “he is my brother”. He will be missed by all of us. Love to all.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Tony was a wonderful man . Always had a smile on his face and told great jokes. He was a good friend that always had good advice when I needed it. I will miss him .

  • Tony was a delight to have in the High School Glee Club. He loved to sing.
    My condolences to all of his family for his loss of life so young.
    May the Lord’s Blessings and prayers be with all of you.
    With Love,
    Herb Krichbaum

  • So sorry for your loss my prayers go out to the family. He was a wonderful man and loved by many.

  • To the family of Tony, We are so sorry to hear about the death of Tony. He was a fellow musician and loved to entertain people.May he rest in peace now.Know that he will be missed by many.

  • Dave, Mike and Family, So sorry to hear of Tony’s passing. He was a super person and will be missed by many. Sorry couldn’t make it to the calling hours was working. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  • I was quite shocked to read about Tony’s (Dr. T’s) passing. I knew he was in poor health based on his Face Book postings, and I was enjoying hearing how things were going for him from a distance. Tony touched so many people’s lives being his own person. I and many Galionites from my generation and others who he touched will definitely miss him.

  • Our condolences to the Reeves family. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Songer Family
    Peg, Mark, Tim, Linda, Bridget & Mike

  • To Barb and the family:

    Tony was one of the nicest people I ever knew. Never too busy to help a friend with anything, even if it was just listening.

    I always looked forward to the Hunter Rd. Hog Roast ’cause Tony was cooking the pig!! So good!! Couldn’t wait for it to come out of the ground!!

    Although I haven’t seen “Big T” in a while, I will always remember him as a friend. His smile and laugh could take you from the worst mood and have you laughing in no time.

    You will always be loved and missed by the many, many people whose life you touched. Thank you for being part of mine.

    Heartfelt condolences–

    Mary

  • Dick and I will always remember Tony and the great times we had together
    In the past .
    His playing the guitar and singing and the one song we remember him
    singing is ( Don’t Let The Sunh Catch You Crying ) When I hear that song will always think of Tony . A Great friend
    Dick and Gloria

  • Dear Friends & Family…I just learned of Tony’s passing I consider it a priviledge to have been a broadcast colleauge of Tony Reeves… We shared several years together at WQEL, and Tony was an outstanding professional, and turned into a very good friend..Tony will be missed by many friends, & listeners, who’s lives he touched in so many positive ways.. Thoughts & prayers to you… For me, I will never forget Tony Reeves… Sincerely, Davey Jones WQEL

  • My thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends! Tony was loved by many and will always be a happy memory in our hearts! God Bless!

  • To the family of Tony, a great friend Barb, and cousin Mike,
    Such a shock to hear of Tony’s passing. A truly wonderful person in every way. My thoughts and prayers are with you all; Barb, Mike and all of Tony’s family that he loved so much. I will never forget Tony’s great heart and wonderful smile. I met him when he was the DJ many years ago at a place that I worked and then saw him many times at the Moose. I will truly miss all the great times that we shared. My heart goes out to you all and I pray that your memories will help you through this difficult time.
    Love,
    Robin

  • Eileen, you may not remember me but I used to be a Fogle. The daughter of Lyle & louise (Todd) Fogle. I remember you and your husband from years ago at the Reeves Reunion. May you and your family get strength and love from all the ones that loved this son of yours. He really sounds like a Saint. Sympathy to you and your family from our family.

  • Barb I am so sorry for the loss of Tony! May God be with you and the family! He was a very nice man and will be missed by a lot of friends! I will miss seeing his nice car as I go around the corner! I would think of you both as I was going by! God Bless you!