Carl Elbert Reeve, 85, of Bloomington, passed away Sunday, Oct. 11, 2009 at the Meadowood Health Pavilion.
Born May 13, 1924 in Washington, IN. he was the son of Earl and Jennie (Barber) Reeve.
He served in the United States Navy during WWII as a carrier pilot of Night Fighters, flying Wildcats, Hellcats and Corsair planes. After the war he was owner and manager of Linton Airport. He was an insurance agent for 36 years with Prudential in Robinson, IL. and staff manager for Evansville before coming to Bloomington. He was a flight instructor for the Monroe County Airport and he also did some part-time flying as a pilot for local companies and Indiana University.
He was a charter member and one of the directors of the Evangelical Community Church. He also was a member of the American Legion Post 18.
He is survived by his wife June (Wright) Reeve of Bloomington, IN; two sons David A. Reeve of Cincinnati, OH. and Brian L. Reeve and wife Marlene of Orlando, Fl.; 3 Grandchildren Jonathon Reeve and wife Lydia, Christine Reeve and Meredith Reeve; three sisters Lenora Quakenbusch, Eleanor Plew and Margaret Moehlmann; one brother-in-law Maurice Vieck, several nieces and nephews; and also by Cheryl Reeve.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son Scott W. Reeve, three sisters Mary Emma Gaither, Esther Roberts and Doris Vieck.
Services will be held at 1 p.m. on Thursday, at the Evangelical Community Church in Bloomington with Pastor Robert Whitaker officiating.
Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the church. Entombment will be at Valhalla Memory Gardens Mausoleum with military rites conducted by the veteran's honor guard.
In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Meadowood Employee Appreciation Fund, Bloomington Hospital Hospice or the Evangelical Community Church.
The family would like to express their appreciation for the loving care the nurses and staff gave to Carl and his family during his time at Meadowood.
Condolences can be made to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org.
Allen Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.