David Monroe Reavis

A funeral service for David Monroe Reavis, 76, of Lampasas will be at 2 p.m. Friday at the First Baptist Church in Killeen.

Mr. Reavis died Aug. 19, 2019, at his home in Maxdale with his loving family beside him.

He was born Feb. 1, 1943, to Howard and Buna Reavis.

He was raised in Oakalla and graduated from Briggs High School. He married Charlene Chamberlain, his high school sweetheart, in 1961. They were married 58½years.

Mr. Reavis began working for ranchers at the age of 13 in the Oakalla area. In 1965, he moved to Killeen to begin his career as a fireman with the city of Killeen. After two years, he transferred to Civil Service Fort Hood Fire Department, where he worked until he retired in 1993, as an assistant fire chief.

During his career as a fireman, he also worked at Modern TV & Appliance, assembled furniture for moving companies in the area and began purchasing homes for rental property. This is now known as Reavis Rentals. His renters respected and cared for him because of his kindness to their families. He often went above and beyond, helping the children of the families who he believed needed to be loved on.

He was an active member of the community by serving in AUSA for many years, even going to Washington, D.C., to lobby for Fort Hood.

He served as a volunteer fireman for the city of Killeen, and was a member of the Masonic lodge in Mahomet. He was an honorary member of First Baptist Church in Killeen as well.

Survivors include Renee Reavis-Rice, married to Chris Rice; John David Reavis, married to Edie Reavis; an honorary son, Henry Mendoza, married to Rachel Mendoza; his grandchildren, Rachel and Michael McAuliffe; Kayla and Anthony Cook; Robert Sutton, Carley Reavis, Bethany Reavis, Angie and Paul Stringfellow; Brandon and Stephanie Rice; Marci and Cameron Stewart and Travis and Averie Arnold. His sister, Cleota Matheny is his only surviving sibling.

David was also blessed with numerous great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Howard and Buna Reavis; and his two brothers, Lavon Reavis and Newell Reavis.

Memorials may be given to Toby Cemetery courtesy of Bobby Reavis, 415 Orchid Drive, in Killeen or Southwest Bell Fire Department, P.O. Box 10792, in Killeen.

A visitation will be from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. today at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen.

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