William (Bill) Bryan Reeves passed away peacefully on March 23, 2021 at the age of 62 after a long battle with ALS.

Born September 20, 1958 to George Reeves and Rose Marie Newell-Reeves. He was proceeded in death by his parents, grandmother Ruth Newell, and brother George Reeves.

Bill attended local schools: South Bay Elementary, Jacobs Junior High, and Graduated from Eureka High School in 1976.

Bill started working at a young age, starting out with his own paper route in King Salmon, and then working at the Humboldt Hill service station and later 5th and N service station. Bill worked for Thomas Home Center/M&T Builders most of his life for the last 40 years from 1978-2018 as a finish Carpenter. Bill did beautiful work, people would request him by name to do their home remodel projects. He remodeled his Willow Creek home to give his wife Ginger her dream kitchen as well.

Bill purchased his first home in Willow Creek in 1979 where he lived for the last 41 years. He married his wife Ginger in 1982, and they lived in Willow Creek and raised 2 children. He was an avid outdoorsman and cyclist. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, cutting firewood, Volkswagens, and spending time with family. He spent his birthday every year hunting in Kettenpom with his long-time hunting partner of more than 30 years Winnie Garcelon, fishing the ocean with Friend Tim Butolph, and fishing, hunting, and the Jeepers Jamboree with Brother-in-law Scott Livingston. He also enjoyed reloading ammo for family and friends. In the 70’s he rode his bicycle in the 50 mile Tour of the Unknown Coast, and the Double Century in Davis. Bill especially enjoyed 4th of July celebrations with family at his home in Willow Creek (AKA Camp Reeves).

He leaves behind his wife Ginger of 38 years, his daughter Jen Broadstock, son-in-law Rusty Broadstock of Fortuna, his son Bryan Reeves, daughter-in-law Shelby Reeves of Mountain Home, Idaho, his grandchildren Lori and Otto Reeves of Idaho.

He also leaves behind his sister Colleen Smith (Dave), his aunts and uncles: Bill Newell (Julie), Richard Newell (Barbara), Sheila Stickney (Jerry), and Ruth Bell.

Special friends: Robert Maxon, Terry Casassa, Greg Kaye, Tim Butolph, Mark Allen, Carol Tunnell, Jeff Wilson, and the rest of his THC Family.

Due to Covid restrictions, a small private memorial will be held in Eureka on April 24, 2021 at 1:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the ALS Foundation or Hospice.


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