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.
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