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Jack Reavis

October 14, 1946 September 15, 2018
Jack Reavis
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Obituary for Jack Reavis

Even though we were not done with him yet, Jack Reavis, 71, of Jacksonville left us behind.
Jack was born in Medford, Oregon to Wayne and Jacqueline Reavis and grew up in Jacksonville and the Little Applegate valley.
He was a member of the Medford High School band (class of 64) and by all accounts a gifted musician. He learned to play the bagpipes at age 12 becoming the youngest player in the Ashland Kilty Band. During the Vietnam era he proudly served in the 33rd Army Band in Heidelberg, Germany (recently attending a reunion).
Jack was a phenomenal bartender, working around the valley and for a time at LAX. He owned and operated the Buggy Whip restaurant in Gold Hill before moving to Utah to work as a coal miner during the late 70’s and early 80’s. Jack returned to the valley working at the Bella Union as a bartender and going to school to become a forester, retiring from the BLM (Grants Pass office).
Jack will be missed by daughter, Charmagne Reavis; step-daughters, Sonja Wanebo and Denise Chavez; sister, Cathian Reavis; many cousins here and New Zealand and Australia; and uncles, Forrest Reavis and Fritz Kaiser.
There is a huge hole in the hearts of the many friends that loved him. And let’s not forget his canine kids, Kona and Scooter.
Jack was a world traveler, animal lover, chef, grower of hot peppers, Mason (Shriner), recalcitrant, avid reader, pilot, music lover, and lived his life exactly how he wanted.
One of Jack’s joys was opening his barn to ping pong players, for which he received a mention in Sunset Magazine (June 2016).
A “Wake” will be held on his birthday (a birth date he shared and celebrated his entire life with his friend Steaven Wyatt) at the Barn beginning at 4 PM.


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