James Reyes

James F. Reyes

Tuesday, April 10th, 1945 - Friday, April 9th, 2021
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James F. “Jim” Reyes, 75, of Palatka, passed from this life on Friday, April 9, 2021 at Putnam Community Medical Center following a long illness. He was a direct decent of the Minorcan family that came and settled in St. Augustine in the early 1700’s. Born in St. Augustine, Jim was a 1964 graduate of St. Joseph’s Academy in St. Augustine. Following high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corp where he served and continued in the reserves for 6 years. Jim then began serving with the St. Augustine Beach Police Department until transferring to the Palatka Police Department and then transitioned to the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office in 1969. After several years with the PCSO, Jim owned and operated several businesses including a Bail Bondsman Agency, Comtel Alarm Security and was currently operating ABC Answering Service. He was a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Palatka. Years back, Jim enjoyed developing film at Leonard’s Studio in St. Augustine. Flying was also an interest Jim enjoyed.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Aguiar and Dorothy Reyes.
Jim is survived by his wife of 50 years, Lee V. Reyes of Palatka, 2 daughters, Susan Howard (Gerald) of Palatka and Jennifer Villalobos (Brian) of St. Augustine, 2 sons, Christopher Reyes (Terri) of Palatka and Daniel Reyes (Jennell) of St. Augustine, a brother, Wayne Reyes (Judy) of St. Augustine, a sister, Debbie Reyes (Sharon) of Granite Falls, NC, 11 grandchildren, Jonathan Edwards, Kirsten Walker (Joseph), Austin Edwards (Jessica), Matthew Edwards (Sarah), Sierra Edwards, Kaley Levine (Wesley), Nathaniel Reyes, Jozie Reyes, Gabriell Reyes, Cody Reyes and Robert Villalobos, 5 great-grandchildren, Solomon Walker, Gianna Walker, Noah Walker, Abigail Edwards and Adeline Edwards as well as several nieces and nephews.
Memorial services celebrating Jim’s life will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, April 23, 2021 at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Palatka with Father Robert F. Marsh, Jr. officiating. Burial will follow at St. Mark’s Memorial Gardens.
Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations may be sent to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, P.O. Box 370, Palatka, FL 32178.
Memories and condolences may be expressed to the family at Jim’s Book of Memories page at
Arrangements are entrusted to Johnson-Overturf Funeral Home in Palatka.
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    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 | 11:00am
    Friday, April 23rd, 2021 11:00am
    St. Mark's Episcopal Church
    200 Main Street
    PALATKA, FL 32177
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    Father Bob Marsh


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Posted at 08:49am
I am so sorry for the loss of a great man. He was a great father to me. He is in a better place now.
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Beth Pounds

Posted at 06:22pm
My condolences to Lee and family. May the Lord be with you and keep you in His care.

Kelly Purcell

Posted at 07:59am
Mrs. Lee, I am praying that you find love to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and happy memories of Mr. Jimmy to hold in your heart.
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Posted at 05:31pm
My sympathy goes to Lee and family. Virginia was your coworker and friend for many years. Joe and Jimmy were also close friends and coworkers also for many years. He will certainly be missed by many. Bob Cook

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