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Gary Reavis, 54, son of the late Leonard Reavis and Anita (Bennett) Reavis, was born June 15, 1969 in St. Louis, Missouri and passed away January 15, 2024 in Springfield, Missouri.

Gary loved spending time with family and friends. He lived life to the fullest; jeeping with his wife, vacationing with his children and camping with his best friends. His world revolved around his granddaughters; going to their every ball game, race, and concert. Gary was known for his “need for speed”; cruising the sand dunes, riding trails at Cloud 9, and climbing Colorado mountains in his side by side. He also loved to help his community and neighbors by volunteering on the Peace Valley White Church Fire Department for thirty-six years. Anytime someone needed a helping hand Gary was there. And of course, he loved the hard work on his farm.

He is survived by his wife, Amy; son Tyler Reavis and wife Taylor, son Austin Reavis and wife Kylie; granddaughters, Leighton and Landry Reavis; Aunt Doris Sharp; sister-in-law Tina Clinton and husband Eric; nieces, Whitney, Maci, and Charli; brother-in-law, Jonathan Schulz (Sunny); nephew, Ethan; special friends, Shane and Terri Braynard, Audie, Chance, and Brooks Davis, and many cousins and friends

He is preceded in death by his parents, Leonard and Anita Reavis; brother, Kent Reavis; mother and father-in-law, Sherry and John Schulz, and nephew Zach Clinton.

Graveside services will be held Thursday, January 18, 2024 at 2:00 p.m. at Howell Memorial Park Cemetery, Howell County, Missouri, under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc., West Plains, Missouri.

Visitation will be held Thursday, January 18, 2024 at Carter Funeral Home Chapel, West Plains, Missouri, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m.



  1. Teresa Eldringhoff Romans
    January 17, 2024 @ 10:58 am

    Amy and family: I was shocked and saddened to hear of Gary’s passing. Words don’t mean much but please accept my condolences.


  2. Carolyn West
    January 17, 2024 @ 12:37 pm

    May all out thoughts and Prayers be with all the family at this time of your loss. Austin sending you out love, Carolyn, Tyler & Bri The West


  3. Chad Harper
    January 17, 2024 @ 12:49 pm

    One of the best men I knew !


  4. Candace Langston Nash
    January 17, 2024 @ 1:04 pm

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family for peace during this time.


  5. Darlene Chowning-Wilson
    January 17, 2024 @ 1:47 pm

    Amy, I am so sorry for your loss. I know how close you and Gary were and I was shocked to see he has passed. You are truly a great friend to me and my heart hurts with you and your family. You know you all are in my prayers and I am here if you need anything. May God wrap his loving arms around all of you giving you His strength and love during this hard time. Love all of you!


  6. Deborah Brotherton Collins
    January 17, 2024 @ 2:50 pm

    Prayers for your family


  7. Mary E Evans
    January 17, 2024 @ 2:50 pm

    Amy, I am so sorry. If I can help in anyway let me know. Sending prayers and love to your family.


  8. Karen nichols
    January 17, 2024 @ 3:29 pm

    Amy, we were shocked and sorrowed to hear of Gary’s passing. I know what a loss this is to you and all the family. Please know our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.


  9. Judy smith
    January 17, 2024 @ 3:32 pm

    Amy I am so sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family that you will find peace and comfort in the days ahead and know if I can do anything to help in the days ahead let me know.


  10. Karen Gilliam
    January 17, 2024 @ 3:36 pm

    My condolences to the family. It has been a long time since I’ve seen Gary, but he was always a likable guy, always with a smile.


  11. Jason Fish
    January 17, 2024 @ 4:14 pm

    I was shocked to hear this ,Gary was a good man he was always willing to help weather he knew you are not he would help in any way he could.. while there is nothing that can be said to take away the hurt and loss, The word says he is with the father in heaven I pray that the father would give you his comfort and guide you and your family thru this dark time Amen


  12. Tammy Cathey
    January 17, 2024 @ 4:32 pm

    Miss Amy & boys, so sorry to hear the tragic news. I know your heart is empty Amy cause you have said he is your best friend. I got to know him thru the grand girls & he beamed when he was with them. He will truly be missed & I am happy to call him a friend.


  13. Debra (Ellison) Giles
    January 17, 2024 @ 4:36 pm

    Amy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I had not seen Gary since our 20 year class reunion, some time ago. I always enjoyed being around Gary in high school. He was a good friend to my first husband. I will be praying for the family. May you all feel God’s arms wrapped around you in this time of grief and loss.


  14. Jesse Brower
    January 17, 2024 @ 5:16 pm

    Thoughts and prayers for the family.


  15. Mike and Kim Dillinger
    January 17, 2024 @ 5:50 pm

    Amy and kids, I can’t imagine what you’re going through. I know no words can help in a time like this. You are in our prayers.


  16. Jason Russell
    January 17, 2024 @ 7:24 pm

    Absolutely one of the most genuine guys I ever knew, our heart and prayers go out to entire family, so sorry for your loss, from the Russells


  17. Mary Schmidt
    January 17, 2024 @ 7:50 pm

    Love from the Schmidt family. I have always felt close to your family Amy . My prayers are with you at this time of sorrow..


  18. Patti Pagel
    January 17, 2024 @ 8:15 pm

    The memories I have of Gary as we were kids I will hold dear forever! I am so very sorry for your loss Amy and Boys! I’m also very sorry I cannot get there for the service. Please know you are in my heart!


  19. Daniel and Cindy Franks
    January 17, 2024 @ 8:15 pm

    Amy Daniel and my hearts were so saddened to hear the news of Gary’s passing. Gary was a good man who always greeted everyone with a big smile. He was an important and needed member in our community. Gary gave selflessly of himself by volunteering to be a member of the volunteer PVWC fire department for his neighbors, friends and those he did not know. And yes he was our neighbor and friend and one who will be dearly missed. Amy , Tyler, Austin and family know you are in our hearts and in our prayers for peace and comfort for today and and the days to come and if you need anything please know you have only to call .


  20. Steve and Debbie Bryan
    January 17, 2024 @ 8:56 pm

    We are so sorry for your loss. Steve and I send our deepest condolences. Prayers for comfort and strength during this difficult time.


  21. HB and Jean Bell
    January 17, 2024 @ 10:15 pm

    So very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Always loved seeing you all at the store.


  22. Maggie Allen
    January 18, 2024 @ 12:12 am

    Amy, I am so sad to hear this news, my heart breaks for you, prayers my friend


  23. Hassel and Alice Vandergriff
    January 18, 2024 @ 6:39 am

    We are so sorry to learn of Gary’s passing, and pray for God’s comfort for his loved ones.


  24. Dylan York
    January 18, 2024 @ 6:46 am

    So sorry to hear of this loss. May god bring you all peace and comfort through these hard times.


  25. Donna Gilliam
    January 18, 2024 @ 6:58 am

    Amy, my heart goes out to you at this difficult time. You will be in thoughts but in my prayers also.


  26. Sandy Wake
    January 18, 2024 @ 8:57 am

    We are truly sorry Amy, our hearts go out to you and the family, may God carry you and your family through and help with healing.


  27. Angie Garner
    January 18, 2024 @ 12:54 pm

    So sorry for your loss, we are praying for you all. Austin and Kylie you are both on our minds and in our prayers.


  28. Vera Alsup
    January 19, 2024 @ 1:24 pm

    Hugs and prayers ????. Prayers for comfort.


  29. Norma Reese
    January 19, 2024 @ 6:01 pm

    We are so very sorry for you and your families loss. My heart breaks for you all. Prayers and comfort for you.


  30. Judy Barnett
    January 20, 2024 @ 8:07 pm

    Amy there are no words. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your boys and grandbabies. Just know I am so so sorry


  31. Barbie
    January 22, 2024 @ 1:28 pm

    Amy if you need an ear/shoulder from someone only barely ahead of you in this process, please reach out. Love and hugs to you and your family.


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