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CANTON — Nick Carroll Reeves, 76, passed away on Sunday, June 9, 2019, at his residence.

A native and lifelong resident of Haywood County, he was a son of the late L.J. and Gladys Reeves Massie. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Charlie Carroll Reeves, who died in 1993.

Nick was a U.S. Army veteran stationed in Berlin. He began his working career with Champion Papers and retired from Blue Ridge Paper in 2004 with over 38 years of service.

Nick loved classic cars, car shows and riding his motorcycle. He was an avid participant in the Toys for Tots Run. Nick loved his family and was a wonderful husband and father.

Most of all, Nick loved his Lord and continually thanked God for his many blessings and was a faithful member of Canton First Baptist Church.

He is survived his wife of 50 years, Katie Fish Reeves; two brothers, Wallace B. and Charles B. Massie, both of Waynesville; two aunts, Fannie Reeves Thomason and Ruth Benfield. His favorite “PurraMedic” TabiGail, his caregiving Tabby Cat.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 12, at Canton First Baptist Church with the Rev. Court Greene and the Rev. Dr. Jack B. Sammons officiating.

The family will receive friends from 12:30 until 2 p.m. prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow at Crawford/Ray Memorial Gardens.

Memorials may be made to Canton First Baptist Church, 74 Academy St., Canton, NC 28716 or to the American Cancer Society, 154 Milestone Way, Greenville, SC 29615.

The care of Nick Reeves has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Homes and an online memorial register is available at “Obituaries” at

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