SAN SABA — James Calvin Reavis, 83, of San Saba passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2013.

He is survived by his wife Pat; three children, James Michael Reavis and wife Jo, John Kevin Reavis and wife Kelly, and Debra Jane Reavis Ellis; three step-children, Stephen Paul Stripling and wife Kim, Susan Ann Sloan and husband Jeff, Charles Alan Stripling and wife Patricia; six grandchildren, Dana Ellis, Dane Ellis, Dee Dee Hernandez, Melissa Smith, Johna Reavis, Kolby Reavis; 14 step-grandchildren, Stevi Avery, Nikolas Stripling, Justin Manning, Christine Garrett, Christopher Stripling, Johnathan Stripling, Chelsea Stripling, Ashley Parsley, Jenna Sloan, Sara Sloan, Wil Sloan, Shelby Miller, Jason Miller, and Amanda Miller; three siblings, Ramonalene Hempel, G.D. (Gerry D.) Reavis and Morris (Hooker) Reavis.

James was born in Locker Community on June 9, 1930, to Raymond and Arba Reavis. James attended San Saba Schools, where he graduated 1949. He served in the Army Reserves from November of 1949 until March of 1953, where he was honorably discharged.

James was married to Pat on July 25, of 1980. He was a Member of the United Methodist Church of San Saba. James served on many boards and organizations throughout his lifetime, and he achieved many awards and honors for his service in San Saba County. He was employed as City Manager for the City of San Saba for 33 years. James was a member of the Volunteer Fire Department for 25 years and served as chief twice; He and his wife, Pat, owned Reavis Sporting Goods for 20 years; He served as Rotary Club President as well as Secretary/Treasurer; While James served as the Chamber of Commerce President, he was voted Man of the Year; He served on the Board of Directors of the Central Texas Council of Governments; and was a member of the Pecan Valley Water and Waste water Association where he served as a two term President; James was appointed by Governor, Ann Richards, as a representative of the private sector to the Central Texas Private Industry Council, where he served two terms; He served as the President of the Ex-Student Association; James served as the county chairman for the Salvation Army; and he also served as President of the San Saba Booster Club for two terms.

As you can see James served his community to the fullest for many years of his life.

James loved to be outdoors with his family whether it be, hunting, fishing or just helping erect a barn with his son. James loved hunting in San Saba County; Norwood, Colorado, and West Texas, he also was known to catch a few fish now and then, even in cold Alaska.

Services for James Calvin Reavis will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 27, at the First United Methodist Church in San Saba, with burial to follow in Locker Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 6-7 p.m. Thursday at Heritage Funeral Home in San Saba.

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