Johnny D. Reavis

November 9, 1944 – December 19, 2021

Johnny D. “JD” Reavis, 77, of 3629 Sea Gull Rd., Virginia Beach, Va., Passed away on Sunday, December 19, 2021 at Accordius Health in Baypointe, Virginia Beach.

Mr. Reavis was born in Statesville on November 9, 1944, the son of the late Forrest L. and the late Martha Hutchinson Reavis. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a younger sister, Dorothy Reavis; brother-in-law, Kim B. Jones; in-laws, Marvis G. Jones Sr. and Louise Blanchard Jones; and her sister-in-law, Barbara F. Jones.

Graduated from Harmony High School in 1963, he continued his education with an AA degree from Mitchell College in Statesville in 1965, a BA in History and Political Science from UNC in Chapel Hill in 1967, and studied graduates from High Point College and UNC. in Greensboro. He served in the North Carolina Army National Guard, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant, Battery A, 4th BN, 113th Field Artillery, at High Point.

Mr. Reavis taught in public schools for four years, was a retail manager at Roses Stores, Inc. for 22 years, and was the sole owner and operator of a sales company, J&N Enterprises for 17 year.

A member of Kings Grant Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, he was a staunch fan of UNC sports, especially basketball and soccer, the Washington soccer team, and NASCAR races. History buff, he particularly liked American history with an emphasis on North Carolina. Other pleasures included fishing and mountain trips.

Survivor is his wife of over 53, Norma Jones Reavis; their son, John Christopher Reavis; his brother, Jimmy L. Reavis (wife, Joyce); nephew, James L. Reavis (wife, Whitney); and brother-in-law, Marvis G. Jones Jr.

The funeral will be on Tuesday, December 28 at 2 p.m. at the Miller Funeral Home Chapel, 304 Main Street, Gatesville, and will be led by Reverend Cody Brinkley. Interment, with military honors, will follow at the Blanchard family cemetery. Friends are welcome to visit family at the funeral home the hour before services.

In 2011, Johnny received a life-saving heart transplant. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff who have taken such good care of him during his medical journey over the past 11+ years at Sentara Heart Hospital and Heart Transplant Clinic, Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, in Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and the Duke Cancer Center along with its physicians and primary care specialists and their staff, as well as the physician and staff of Accordius Health & Rehab in Bay Pointe. Because of this trip and the family’s recognition for the care they received, please consider the commemorative contributions to the LifeNet Health Foundation, www.lifenethealth.org; or transplant, heart or cancer research.

Miller Funeral Home

www.millerfhc.com

Posted by Statesville Record & Landmark on December 26, 2021.

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