Russel M. Reeves
December 20, 1980 — March 29, 2021
Russel M. Reeves, 40, died unexpectedly March 29, 2021, at home. He was born December 20, 1980, in Brawley, the son of Wesley Reeves and Nancy (Bisi) Reeves.
Russel graduated from Imperial High School, Class of 1999. Following graduation, he was drafted in the 1999 Baseball Draft in the 44 round to the Texas Rangers. Russel also attended Cyprus College and San Diego City College. After college he began working in construction, mining, iron worker, and heavy equipment operator. In 2008, Russel took on his most important role as a dad to Lily. Russel enjoyed hunting and fishing with his family and close friends. Russel was a loyal member of the Moose Lodge of Imperial and was inducted into the Imperial Valley Football Hall of Fame in 2020.
Russel was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Gordie Reeves and Fredrick Bisi.
Russel is survived by his parents, Wesley Reeves and Nancy (Bisi) Reeves; his daughter, Lily Reeves; brothers, Ryan (Charray) and Reggie (Samantha); many nieces and nephews.
A service of remembrance will be held at the gravesite at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Imperial on May 15 at 9 a.m. A celebration of life party will be held at Flying D Ranch — 2122 Holton Rd., Holtville, CA — on May 15 at 6:45 p.m.