Memorial Service

Don Reeves

Don Franklin Reeves

April 23, 1933 ~ December 03, 2018

Don Franklin Reeves of Encinitas California, passed away peacefully on December 3, 2018 at the age of 85. Don was born in McAllen Texas and began his military career while attending Texas A&M, entering the Air Force. He attained the rank of Lt. Colonel as a Navigator and during his 20 years in the service, he traveled the world. He married Colleen Albert in 1961 and enjoyed raising daughters Sheri and Tina. Don was remarried in 1984 to Shirley (Herman) Kistner. They soon retired in San Diego. Don loved the outdoors and was an avid golfer. He and Shirley volunteered at their local American Legion 416 as well as the PGA, assisting at dozens of golf tournaments. Don enjoyed cooking and hosted an annual “Chili-Bowl” for the American Legion.

Don is survived by Shirley Reeves, Sheri & Robin Harris, Tina & Allen Chumley, Bill & Kharol Kistner. Grandchildren Alex Myers, Matthew Harris, Ashley Kistner, Jillian Harris and Hannah Chumley.

Service will be held at


5795 Nobel Drive, San Diego, CA 92122
(858) 658-7360

Friday, February 15, 2019, at 2:30pm