Ted "Rudy" Rudolph Reeves, of Tallahassee, FL. passed away February 19, 2014 at Tallahassee Memorial Hospital.
The funeral service was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 22, at Bible Believers Fellowship with Pastor Dennis Young officiating.
Interment followed at New Hope Baptist Church Cemetery with military honors. The family received friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Faith Funeral Home in charge of arrangements (850.539.4300 or www.faithfuneralhome.com)
Rudy was a lifelong resident of Tallahassee and graduated from Leon High in 1948. He served in the Korean War then returned to Tallahassee to own and operate his father’s business, Reeves Welding and Machine Shop. Three generations of all types of iron and metal works, including machine shop and custom fabricating. He was always proud of the growth and development of Tallahassee. Rudy was instrumental in helping with The Korean Veteran Memorial. Rudy was also an Honorary Leon County Sheriff’s Deputy for more and 40 years. Most of all, Rudy loved and adored his entire family.
Survivors include his wife of 57 years Jean S. Reeves of Tallahassee, a son Ted R Reeves, Jr. (wife Vickie) of Tallahassee; daughters Rhonda Reeves (Amanda Lyn March) of Tallahassee; Michele Murkerson of Tallahassee; Diane Cronin of Jacksonville; brother James Reeves of Quincy; and sister Tammy Roberts of Colquitt, GA. one granddaughter Jenna Roberts (husband Jamie) of Tallahassee.
Predeceased by one grandchild Zane Murkerson in 2008.