I regret to say that Wilmer Patrick Reaves, genealogist, researcher and compiler of the book: The Ryves-Rives-Reaves Families of Europe and America has completed his earthly journey. Or as one of his daughters put it: he got his memories back. Pat passed away Sep 18, 2018. He will be laid to rest on Oct 2 in Alabama National Cemetery in Montevallo, Alabama. Rest well friend.
Here is a link to his obit: https://kraftsussman.com/tribute/details/1689/Wilmer-Reaves/obituary.html