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Allyn William "AJ" Reeve, Jr.

Allyn William "AJ" Reeve, Jr.
  • June 30, 1986 - June 17, 2014
  • Battle Creek, Michigan

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“My deepest sympathy to the family for your loss. A.J was such a nice guy, we would see him every week when we would pick up water at Besco. While no...Read More »
1 of 18 | Posted by: Kamiel & Rachi Hollis - MI

“I am so sorry for your loss. I send you thoughts of peace and courage. Words seem inadequate to express the sadness you must feel. With sincere...Read More »
2 of 18 | Posted by: Camille A. Hood - Battle Creek, MI

“Teresa and family I am so sorry to hear of this tragedy many prayers to all of you ”
3 of 18 | Posted by: Kimberly Hoffman - Ionia, MI

“Sad to see a young man who had a lot going in life be taken by a senseless act of violence R.I.P. ”
4 of 18 | Posted by: Anthony - Bellevue, NE

“John and Stacey, I am so sorry for your loss. I wish we could be there with you, but we are unable to make the trip. May God be with you at...Read More »
5 of 18 | Posted by: Debra and Doug Taylor-Weiss - NY

“Allyn, Stacy and your whole family, We're so sorry that this loss has happened to you. We love you. We are praying for you. Words aren't coming but...Read More »
6 of 18 | Posted by: Jim and Deb Lightner - Springport, MI

“sending our love. ”
7 of 18 | Posted by: Dale & Lori Turner - MI - cousin

“AJ you had a good heart and you sure like U of M and the lions,tigers.you were up on all the sports.it was an honor that you went to MIS with Teresa...Read More »
8 of 18 | Posted by: john dobias - Ionia, MI

“I went to Everest with AJ. I'm so sorry to hear about the tragic loss of such an amazing person. He was everyone's friend and always had a smile on...Read More »
9 of 18 | Posted by: Tiffany Darling - Grand Rapids, MI

“I went to high school with AJ and it seemed like we always had atleast 3 classes together. we would always sit by each other. He was a great friend...Read More »
10 of 18 | Posted by: Jon Meinke - Battle Creek, MI

“I don't have any words to use right now to express how sorry I am for the loss of your child. You are experiencing a level of pain and loss that most...Read More »
11 of 18 | Posted by: Brian Woods - Howell, MI - Friend

“We are so sorry to hear of your tragic loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. ”
12 of 18 | Posted by: Norman and Eileen Petrous - MI

“RIP AJ. Condolences to family and friends. Olivet MI ”
13 of 18 | Posted by: Bill+Joyce Welch - Olivet, MI

“The loss of a child, no matter what the age, is just simply heart wrenching and I imagine the hardest thing a parent will ever go through. My...Read More »
14 of 18 | Posted by: Betsy Reeve - Eaton Rapids, MI

“Teresa, Words cannot begin to describe the loss of a child to a parent. No matter what I say, it just would be inadequate. Please know that we are...Read More »
15 of 18 | Posted by: Julie Shomsky Sprutte - MI

“John and Teresa, I am so very sorry for the loss of AJ, I cannot imagine the torment in your hearts. I have been praying for you and will continue to...Read More »
16 of 18 | Posted by: Diana McCoy - Remus, MI

“You all are in our thoughts and prayers during this valley of grief. ”
17 of 18 | Posted by: Dave & Becky Nordquist - Rockford, MI

“Sending hugs and prayers of comfort to the entire family during this difficult time . Please know that you are all in out thoughts and prayers. ”
18 of 18 | Posted by: Wendy and Marty Damron - MI


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Allyn William "AJ" Reeve, Jr. of Battle Creek, MI


AJ, age 27, died as a result of a homicide on Tuesday morning, June 17, 2014 at his residence.

AJ, the son of Allyn William and Teresa Marie (Petrous) Reeve, Sr., was born on June 30, 1986 in Wyandotte, MI and was a 2004 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. AJ received a Dental Assistant certificate from Everest. He was an Assistant Manager for Besco Water Treatment Company of Battle Creek. AJ enjoyed and loved to play any and all sports especially baseball. He was a Detroit Tigers fan and enjoyed Michigan football. AJ also devoted much of his free time in creating his own music.

Surviving is his father and step-mother, Allyn (Stacy) Reeve, Sr. of Battle Creek; his mother and step-father, Teresa (John) Dobias of Ionia, MI; his sister, Kristina A. Reeve of Ionia; his brother, Jacob A. (Cassie) Reeve of Omaha, NE; his paternal grandmother, Elma Jo (Mac) McNees of Battle Creek; his maternal grandmother, Maryann Petrous of Taylor, MI; three step-brothers, Benajamin P. and Brian J. Norton-both of Battle Creek and Nicholas R. Norton of Lansing, MI; four aunts, Julie Kaser of Bronson, MI; Martha Petrous of New York City, NY, Laura Petrous of Tawas, MI and Sara Petrous of Dallas, TX and an uncle, Marvin Petrous of Taylor, MI and his cousins, Jeff Tomaschewsky, Samatha & Christopher Malone. AJ was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Leland H. Reeve, Jr. and his maternal grandfather, Marvin J. Petrous.


The Funeral Service to celebrate AJ's life will be held on Friday, June 20th at 3:00 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek, with the Rev. Harold K. Garms, Pastor of the Morningstar Christian Center Church of Battle Creek, officiating. Friends will be received by the family on Friday from 2:00 p.m. until service time at the funeral home.