Billy Colwick Reves, 89, a resident of Orange, since 1948 died at 7:10 am, Feb. 4. Billy was born in Durant, Ok, June 7, 1926. At an early age his family moved to Houma, La, where he graduated from Terrebonne High School in 1943.
Cremation is under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Billy is survived by his wife of 67 years, Audrey B. Reves; son, James D. Reves and wife Christy, and daughter, Billie Kay Melanson and husband Joe, all of Orange; two grandsons, Clint Reves and wife Holly, of Sulphur, La. and Tyler Reves, of Orange; two granddaughters, Kelly Kay Hennigan, of Beaumont, and Sally Pope, of Orange and three great-grandsons, Adam Jason Pope, Jr., of Orange, and Max and Mason Reves, of Sulphur.
He is preceded in death by his father, Charles O. Reves; mother, Willie Mae Baldwin Reves; son, Richard W. Reves; granddaughter, Christine Marie Reves and brother, Charles W. Reves.
Billy retired from E.I. DuPont, Sabine River Works in Orange, after having worked there for 36 years. At an earlier age he worked at a shipyard and an Oil-field hand.
He is a Veteran of Foreign Wars having served in the Navy during World War II. Billy was in the Navy assigned to the USS Lesuth.
Billy’s former community affiliation include the following: He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Vice President of the SRW DuPont Retirees Organization, the National Instrumentation Society, SRW instrument division retirees, member and coach of an Orange County Junior Football Association, charter member of the Twin County Little League and member of the Orange VFW Post.