Ricky Darrell Reeves, son of the late Jesse D. and Ella Mae Fletcher Reeves, was born in Peoria, Illinois on October 5, 1959, and passed away at his home in Malden, Missouri on February 18, 2014, at the age of 54 years, 4 months and 13 days.
He was a lifelong resident of Southeast Missouri and had lived in the Malden area for many years. He had worked as a river boat pilot and retired in 2013. He was a Master of Western Rivers, Great Lakes, and Inland Waterways with TWIC. He was a member of the Methodist Church in Malden, the Masonic Lodge #108 and the United Steel Workers Union.
On June 7, 2007, he was married to Donna DeLaney in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Surviving are his wife, Donna Reeves of New Madrid, Missouri; one daughter, Deidre Marie DeLaney of Lilbourn, Missouri; twin granddaughters, Brenna Danielle Hornburg and Claira Marie Hornburg; three brothers and spouses, Roger & Betty Reeves of Lawrenceville, Georgia, Rockie & Beverly Reeves and Raymond & Lisa Reeves all of Malden, Missouri; four sisters & spouses, Lenora Barnett of Cabot, Arkansas, Doris Parks of Dulac, Louisana, Brenda & Sterling Adams of Schriever, Louisiana and Janet & Craig Morris of Malden, Missouri. Other relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by one son, Ricky Darrell Reeves, Jr., his mother-in-law, Nadine Cokenour, two brothers, Jesse Reeves, Jr., James David Reeves, and three sisters, Janice Faye Reeves, Nancy Wagner and Naomi Michelle Reeves.
Visitation will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014, after 10:00 a.m. at the Watkins & Sons Funeral Home in Parma, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 21, 2014, at 1:00 p.m. at the Watkins & Sons Chapel in Parma with Bro. Allen Massey of Campbell officiating.
Interment will be in the Memorial Park Cemetery in Malden, Missouri with Watkins & Sons Funeral Service of Parma in charge of arrangements.