Karl J. Reeves

April 01, 1951 ‒ January 29, 2020

Westerville, Ohio

Karl J. Reeves, age 68, of Westerville, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at St. Ann’s Hospital with his loving family by his side.

Born April 1, 1951 in Columbus to the late Ollie W. and Geraldine L. (Valentine) Reeves.

A true patriot, Karl was very proud of his 8 years active duty in the U.S. Air Force, serving in Viet Nam and Desert Storm and 30 years in the Reserves.

Graduate of Brookhaven High School, graduated from CTI and earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Franklin University.

Member of the DAV, VFW and American Legion.  Karl loved his job and loved traveling with the Air Force having visited England, Germany and his favorite, Las Vegas.

He enjoyed volunteering at local air shows, target shooting and his ‘67 GTO Convertible.  Karl was honored to be a part of Honor Flight, 2019.

Survived by loving wife of 44 years, Bonnie L. (Mohler) Reeves; devoted daughter and son-in-law, Christina and Charles Baker of Sunbury; sisters, Kathleen Stethem of Westerville and Kay (Dennis) McCann of Cordova, TN; grandsons, Ashton, Jayson, Nathan, Ethan and Peyton; longtime family friend, Ronald Thomason; nieces, nephews and other family and friends.

Friends may call 2 to 5 pm on Sunday, February 2, 2020 at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, 637 N. State Route 61, (at SR 3), Sunbury, where Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM on Monday.

Pastor Jim Meacham officiating.  Interment with military honors at Northlawn Memory Gardens, Westerville.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made to a charity of your choice in Karl’s memory.

The DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home is honored to serve the Reeves family.  Please visit www.snyderfuneralhomes.com to share a memory or condolence with the family.

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with Bonnie & Family during this most difficult time. Fly High, Karl.
    Brandy Hurl & Family

  • Bonnie, Such a sad loss for you and your beautiful family. Cherish your memories. I so appreciate his service to our county. Blessings to you all. Sincerely, Joan Keller and family

  • Just saw Karl’s obituary and sending my condolences and love to all of you 🙏🏻 We are currently in Florida and will be unable to attend Karl’s services but will be there in spirit. Hugs and love to all of you ❤️

  • We lost a wonderful man. I will treasure all the stories and history you told me. My thoughts and prayers to Bonnie and family. I will miss you my dear friend.

  • We are very sorry for the loss of Karl. Our prayers to Bonnie, Kathy, Kay and all of his family and friends.
    Charles and Deborah Stethem

  • I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of my buddy and friend that I’ve known for many years while working at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. I had lost touch of Karl when I retired in 2007. You couldn’t of found a better man and a better human being than Karl was. He was a very laid-back and honest man. I want to send the whole family my condolences for your loss and for the worlds loss of a wonderful human being. You will be greatly missed my friend.

  • So very sorry Bonnie and family, to hear of Karl’s passing. He was a great man and we always knew how much he loved his family. He loved his job at Wright Patt with the other “AGE” guys and even though he lived in Westerville he drove every day to work and back to the base. Always on time and dependable to his coworkers. Rest in peace Karl.

  • So sorry to hear. I knew Karl as a reservist at Wright Patt and have nothing but fond memories of his kindness and caring way he dealt with everyone. Blessings to his family.

  • I am deeply saddened to learn of your loss. Karl was a great man, father, and grandfather. He will be missed. My heart goes out to Bonnie, Christina, and the family.

  • Bonnie and Family our thoughts and prayers are with you all. If you need us we are here for you. Love you All

  • Our hearts and prayers are with you all. We will cherish our memories and good times with Karl at Fort Walton Beach Florida .
    Love to all.

  • I am so humbled by the lasting impression that you left on the world Dad. I’m fortunate to have you in my life. I know that you’re smiling down on us daily. We love you with all of our heart. May you have all the same memories of joy that we do once again. And as you liked to say…. “We’ll see you later…”

  • Bonnie & Family,
    It is with deep regret that I just found this information as I was researching for our reunion. I know that he was a wonderful husband, father, and friend to all and that he will be sorely missed. If you need anything, Jeff and I just moved back here to Delaware, get in touch.
    With Love and Sympathy,
    Jeri