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Edward Reeves Moren, 85, of Big Spring died Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, in a local hospital. Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013, at First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Ivins officiating.
Reeves was born Nov. 18, 1927, in Breckenridge, Texas, and married Elizabeth Smith on Sept. 19, 1954, in Texarkana, Ark.
He was a member of First United Methodist Church and a member of the Epworth Sunday School Class. He attended Texas Tech University in Lubbock, graduating with a degree in chemical engineering and played football for Tech.
He served his country in the United States Air Force, earning the rank of tech sergeant. After his military service, he returned to Big Spring to help his father with his Western Auto Store. He spent the next 40 years working and owning that store.
Reeves was a member of the Gideons International Big Spring Camp and volunteered for the VA Hospital and, most recently, the Isaiah 58 Food Bank. He loved playing tennis, racquetball and handball at the local YMCA.
Survivors include his wife, Beth Moren of Big Spring; two sons, William E. Moren and Richard Reeves Moren and wife Susan, all of Big Spring; two grandsons, Nathan Menges and wife Valenda and Nick Hinklin; one granddaughter, Cindi Herrera; five great-grandchildren, Jimmy Juarez, David Juarez, Amy Juarez, Alicia Herrera and Felipe Shober; one brother, Bill Moren and wife Mary of Andrews; and one sister, Anna V. Hart and husband Ira Joe of Lakeside.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William Edward and Eula Kate (Norton) Moren.
The family suggests memorials be made to the Gideons International, Big Spring Camp, P.O. Box 133, Big Spring, Texas 79721-0133; or the Radio Ministry of The First United Methodist Church of Big Spring, P.O. Drawer 1229, Big Spring, Texas 79721.
Arrangements are under the direction of Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring. Online condolences can be made at: www.npwelch.com