Brian Harley Reeder, 68, of Bentonville, AR passed away Sunday, March 24, 2019 peacefully at home in the care of Circle Of Life Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Nowata, OK Sept. 27, 1950 to Francis Eudora Miles and Neely Reeder. Brian was known to the music community of Northwest Arkansas, Oklahoma, Southwest Missouri and California as the barefooted drummer. He played many benefits for the community including the Pea Ridge Fair, The Jones Center, senior citizen dances in local communities just to name a few. In addition he was a published songwriter. In his early career he played such venues as the Hollywood Bowl. He was a shade tree mechanic and would tackle any problem with engenuity. He was willing to help those in need on the spur of the moment. He loved woodworking, singing and playing music. He is preceded in death by his parents and all ten of his siblings. Survivors include his wife Beverly Reeder of the home, two sons Neil and Kevin Reeder of Tucson, AZ. One Daughter Brandy Reeder of Garfield, AR, and two step children James Crews and Laura Stephenson, as well as numerous nieces and nephews. Donations to help the family with funeral expenses can be made at Arvest in his name. Services are to be held Sunday, March 31 at 2 p.m. at The Episcopal Church Pea Ridge-Shady Grove, with a light luncheon to follow at the church.
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