Obituary of William “Robin” Reeves, Jr.

William Robert “Robin” Reeves, Jr., age 86, resident of Stockton, MO, died Thursday, September 14, 2023, in Stockton.  Robin was born in Albany, MO, to William and Winifred Reeves. He graduated from North Kansas City High School, becoming a dedicated member of the class of 1955.

Additionally, Robin served his country in the US Army as a member of the esteemed 101st Airborne division.

In 1978, Robin and his family made their home in Fort Scott, KS, and he wasted no time integrating into the Fort Scott community.  He established a successful welding supply business and was deeply committed to his involvement in local government. In 2006, he relocated to Stockton, Missouri.


One of Robin’s greatest joys in life was spending time at the lake, where he could often be found pulling skiers, tubers, and adventurous riders on the infamous banana. His enthusiasm and even his frustrations for these activities brought laughter and joy to countless friends who joined him throughout these memorable summers.


Robin also had a profound love for coaching American Legion baseball.  Robin’s players held a special place in his heart, and their successes on and off the field were a source of immense pride.


While family held a special place in Robin’s heart, being a grandparent was his most cherished role.  Well-known for his sharp wit, sense of humor, and wide, infectious smile, Robin was a joy to be around.  He will be deeply missed by all who had the privilege of knowing him.


He is survived by his wife, C. Delight Reeves; his daughters and their spouses Amy and Dan Kelly, Rachel and Chris Pruitt, and Carrie and Whitney Archer; grandchildren Will, Jack, Kate, Brooklyn, Sydney, Grayce, Ruby, Dalton, and Holden; along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Betty Bradshaw.


Rev. Dusty Drake will conduct memorial services at 12:30 PM Friday, September 22nd, at the Cheney Witt Chapel.

Interment will follow at 1:30 PM in the U.S. National Cemetery, Fort Scott.

The family will receive friends from 11:30 AM until service time at the funeral home.

Memorials are suggested to Care to Share and may be left in care of the Cheney Witt Chapel, PO Box 347, 201 S. Main St., Fort Scott, KS 66701.  Words of remembrance may be submitted to the online guestbook at


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