Reavley Ted

     Dr. Ted Allen Reavley DDS, age 71, of Lamar, Missouri passed away Friday, August 24, 2018 at Freeman Hospital West, after a short illness.

     Ted was born May 26, 1947 in Lamar to Dr. Jackson Watson Reavley Jr. DDS and Mildred Irene “Mickey” (Barben) Reavley. He graduated Lamar High School in 1965 and graduated UMKC in 1978 with his Doctorate of Dental Surgery. He then joined his father, Dr. Jack, in private practice. Dentistry was not only a profession for Ted but also a hobby which he greatly enjoyed. He was grateful for his patients and considered it a privilege to practice in his hometown. His son, Dr. Brian, looks forward to continuing the tradition. On June 1, 1974, he married Carol Diane Roberts at the First Baptist Church Lamar and together they raised four children.

     Ted was a member and Deacon at First Baptist Church Lamar, member and past president of the Lamar Rotary Club, member and past president of the Southwest MO Dental Society, Missouri Dental Association, and American Dental Association. He enjoyed hunting with his family and was a member of the “Hekarwee” Hunting Tribe. Ted also served in the Army National Guard. He loved spending time outside and worked diligently to develop the Northlake subdivision in Lamar. Ted was technologically savvy and was blessed with the ability to fix almost any computer problem at home or at work. Above all, the main focus of his life was his beloved family.  

     In addition to his wife Carol, he leaves behind two sons, Brenton Reavley DDS and wife Kristen, Parkville, Missouri and Brian Reavley DDS and wife Megan, Fremont Hills, Missouri; two daughters, Erin McNaught and husband Michael McNaught DDS, Nixa, Missouri and Brooke Reavley RN, Kansas City, Missouri. He took great pride in seven grandchildren: Zane Reavley; Halle, Claire, Grant, and Wyatt McNaught; and Ella and Jackson Reavley. He also leaves behind a niece, Stacy Gaier, Parker, Colorado and great niece, Maya Potter. Preceding him in death were his parents and a sister, Mary Nell (Reavley) Gaier.

     A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm, Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at First Baptist Church Lamar. The family will receive friends from 1:00 pm until service time at the church. A private family burial will be in Lake Cemetery at a later date.

     Contributions are suggested to Gideons International, First Baptist Church Lamar, or American Heart Association in care of Daniel Funeral Home.


#32 Willard MOJanet Basnett 2018-11-06 08:04
Dear Carol and family, I was blessed to have known "Teddy" as we all called him in school. I remember he was a very smart student, extremely polite and admired by all of us. Sorry I was not able to attend his funeral. May God sustain you and your family during this difficult time and give you comfort as only He can. Sincerely, Janet (Feezell) & Gary Basnett
#31 NevadaRhonda Farmer 2018-09-24 22:52
Carol & family, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
#30 LamarMargaret Marti 2018-09-01 14:41
so sorry for your loss. I know that you will meet again.
#29 LamarSherri Pittsenbarger 2018-08-31 22:27
I’m so sorry for your loss Carol. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God provide you with the comfort and strength you need during this difficult time.
#28 LamarKent & Debbie Harris 2018-08-31 03:50
Carol, what a beautiful service of yesterday for you and your family at Ted's passing. As Dorothy eloquently stated the outpouring of love of the community is so large that it is only overshadowed by the great Reavley Family you have. That fact was very much seen yesterday as your family graciously greeted so many, and even folks who they likely did not know real well or see very often. I saw each one having your and Ted's great qualities MINISTERING TO those who came to show their respects. This is rare but I was not surprised by it.

Debbie and I will pray for peace and comfort for each of you. Know you all have so many who will do all they can to help be the hands and feet of Jesus as He would want us to be at this time of loss.

YES, we know you all will see him again. That promise was made long ago.

Kent and Debbie
#27 Nevada, MoRebecca Wickliffe 2018-08-29 21:41
My deepest sympathy to the family. He was my dentist when I was a child growing up in Lamar. I went to school with Erin and Mike McNaught. A great loss to the community.
#26 Lamar, MOEva Davis 2018-08-29 16:19
We are so sorry to hear about Dr. Reavley He was a great dentist. The entire staff made going to the dentist a good experience. We are praying for peace and comfort for all of you!
#25 Lamar,MoJim felts 2018-08-29 09:58
I want to extend to you my sympathy at your loss. No words can convey my feelings at this time. I am so sorry
#24 Sheldon, Mo.Jackie Marks 2018-08-28 23:50
Carol & Family,
I was so sorry to hear about Dr.Reavley passing. I was always afraid of dentists until I started coming to your office. He was so caring and compassionate and put me at ease right away. My prayers are with you Carol and your family.
#23 Kansas City, MOSarah Mills 2018-08-28 13:07
You truly made a positive impact on my time in Lamar, and thank you so much. May you rest in paradise.

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