David C Reavis

January 31, 2021


David C Reavis went to be with his Heavenly Father on January 31, 2021 following a short illness. Born November 26, 1951, he grew up in the Reavis Homeplace, located in Vance County, North Carolina. He attended East Carolina University, majoring in finance and banking and was a member of Delta-Sigma Phi Fraternity. David was a past Master of Raleigh Lodge 500. He was employed by Winn Dixie (inventory auditor) and worked briefly for Hill's Grocery Stores. He retired from North Carolina State Government as a Treasury Professional after 36 years of service. Upon his retirement in 2011, he was bestowed "The Order of the Long Leaf Pine", which is among the most prestigious awards presented by the Governor of North Carolina. Until his death, he continued to impart his Treasury knowledge as a part-time consultant in the South Carolina State Treasurer's Office in Columbia, South Carolina. David authored a book, "Upon These Steps", a historical novel for which he was awarded the 2013 Clark Cox Award for Historical Fiction, awarded by the North Carolina Society of Historians. He is also a member of the N.C. SCV Camp #794, Columbus County Volunteers. He also received the John Esten Cooke Fiction Award in 2018. He was a member of the North Myrtle Beach First Baptist Church and served as a deacon, Sunday School Teacher and coordinator of the Men's Monthly Breakfast Meetings and served on the finance committee. David was a former member of the finance committee for the Tidewater Golfing Plantation, North Myrtle Beach, SC.

He was an avid golfer and enjoyed doing genealogy research for more than 40 years. David was loved by all who knew him and will be sadly missed.

He is preceded in death by his father and mother, James and Faye Howell-Reavis.

Surviving him is his loving wife of 45 years, Deelane Pinkston-Reavis of North Myrtle Beach, SC; one daughter, Evelyn Reavis-Bussell (Dave); two grandchildren, Felicity Paige Bussell and Jay William Bussell; two brothers, Reverend Jimmy Reavis of Nashville, NC and Billy Reavis (Liz) of Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Arrangements by Peacock Funeral Home, Whiteville, NC.

Service will be 2:00 pm Friday, February 5, 2021 at Peacock Funeral Home with the Reverends Dr. Wayne Brown and Dr. Greg Hyler officiating. Burial will follow in  Peacock's Columbus Memorial Park in Whiteville, NC.

Donations may be made to McLeod-Seacoast Hospital, ICU Unit 4000, Hwy 9 East, Little River, SC 29566.

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Funeral Service
February 5, 2021

2:00 PM
Peacock's Chapel
1227 S. Madison St.
Whiteville, NC 28472


Peacock's Columbus Memorial Park
1227 S. Madison St.
Whiteville, NC 28472

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