Jim Reeves died Sept. 15 in Burns.

Jim was born in Toledo on May 31, 1950, to Lorna Beth (Wallace) and Donald Colvin Reeves. He grew up in Toledo, graduating from Toledo High School in 1968.

Upon graduation, Jim enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served tours in both Vietnam and Korea. After resettling in Oregon, Jim opened J-R’s Body & Paint Works in Bend, which he ran for 30 years.

Jim was a devoted member of the Desert Riders of Burns, and if he could be found on the weekends, it was usually on his Harley. He also loved the outdoors and enjoyed all that Central and Eastern Oregon had to offer: hunting, fishing, camping, snowmobiling and photography.

Most of all, however, Jim loved being a grandfather.

Jim is survived by his father, Donald; daughters, Angie K. Higham (husband Jason) of Bend, Shona Marie Lyster (husband Ted) of Powell Butte, Jody Beth Masuen (husband Luke) of Sunriver and Sheri Ann Reeves of Burns; and grandchildren, Tyler and Tanner Higham, Charlie and Parker Lyster, Taylor and Caleb Masuen, Rian Reeves and Dawson Williams.

Jim was preceded in death by his mother, Lorna Reeves; brother, Don; sister, Linda; and father-in-law, Marc Head.

A memorial service will be held to commemorate Jim’s life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 29 behind the Les Schwab Amphitheater in Bend. Another service will be held in Burns at a later date.

Contributions in Jim’s name can be made to Desert Riders, P.O. Box 203, Hines, OR 97738; or to the Patriot Guard Riders (Oregon PGR), 19220 E. Knightsbridge, Owasso, OK 74055.

To leave online condolences or remembrances for the family, visit: www.deschutesmemorialchapel.com

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