William F. “Bill” Reeves

William Francis “Bill” Reeves passed away quietly in Ventura, CA on November 9, 2017, ten days before his 90th birthday.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 64 years, Barbara, his parents, and his two brothers.  He is survived by his five children, eight grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Bill was born November 19, 1927 in Manchester, Iowa.  He attended local schools and graduated in 1945.  He was active in all sports, winning All State honors in football in 1944.  Upon graduation, he enlisted in the Navy, where he served until 1949.  He saw service in the Pacific and the China coast aboard the Destroyer Brush.

He went to work for Security First National Bank in 1951 and retired 36 years later as Vice President and Branch Administrator of the Bixby Knolls office in Long Beach.  He held a graduate degree in banking and finance from Southern Methodist University in Dallas and a lifetime instructors certificate from the California junior college system.

He retired to beautiful Oak Harbor, Washington in 1983 with his wife Barbara, where he served as the Knights of Columbus 19th District Deputy of Washington State.

Bill was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ventura, the Knights of Columbus, Veterans of Foreign Wars, and The Order of the Elks.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Saturday, December 9th at noon at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ventura, with burial to follow in the spring in the Veterans’ section of the Paso Robles District Cemetery.