The Richmond Register


March 6, 2014

Raymond Maurice Reams, 91

RICHMOND — Raymond Maurice Reams, 91, departed this life Wednesday, March 5, 2014, at Telford Terrace, Richmond, Kentucky.

Mr. Reams was born February 1, 1923, to Charlie and Myrtle Cottingim Reams.

From a family of six girls and six boys, Raymond was the fifth child.

Preceding him in death are: his parents and eight of his siblings, Earl Reams, Minnie White, Wilma Hoskins, Robert Reams, John Reams, Martha Jackson, Ailene Rhodus and Douglas Reams.

Mr. Reams worked for the Black Brothers Bus Lines in the 1940s, then the Lexington Signal Depot. Afterward he transferred to Fort Walton Beach, Florida, where he retired with 30 years of civil service work with Eglin Air Force Base.

Mr. Reams loved driving and was an excellent driver. After his retirement he drove rental cars, a tour bus, 18-wheelers and other various vehicles. His favorite vehicle was the motor home in which he and his wife took many, many trips over a 20-year period, so much that their children had a hard time keeping up with them.

Mr. Reams married Gladys Marie Goodlett on February 1, 1945. On Mr. Reams’ 91st birthday, they celebrated 69 years of marriage, of which their three daughters are very proud.

Mr. Reams is survived by: his wife, Gladys; three daughters, Becky Summers (Chuck) of Woodstock, Ga., Lisa Reams of Berea, Ky., Dotti Baker (Darris) of McDonough, Ga.; nine grandchildren, Daniel Summers (Tammy), Samuel Summers, Naomi Summers, Mercy Hubbell (Brandon), Dorcas Howerton (Mike), Isaiah Summers, Miriam Summers, Chris Franklin, Amanda Franklin; 11 great-grandchildren, MacKenzie Martin, Madison Martin, Maya Summers, Ryan Summers, Andrew Summers, Brandon Hansen, Jasmine Hubbell, Ava Hubbell, Brianna Howerton, Lily Howerton and Caden Franklin. He also is survived by: one brother, Ralph Reams (Joyce) of Richmond, Ky.; two sisters, Helen Prewitt of Georgetown, Ky.; Florene Johnson of Oklahoma City, Okla., and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, March 8, 2014, at the Combs, Parsons, and Collins Funeral Home with his son-in-law, Rev. Darris Baker, officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

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