Endowed ASCPA Educational Foundation Scholarship in honor of the late Edward Lamar Reeves

December 7, 2020

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Lamar Reeves with his Life Member Award
Lamar Reeves with his 2017 Life Member Award.

Edward Lamar Reeves, beloved Alabama Society of CPA member and resident of Spanish Fort, passed away on December 1, 2020.  Lamar was 56 years old.  He was a loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend to many. He is survived by his loving wife, Betsy, and daughter, Racheal. In memoriam, the ASCPA is encouraging donations to the ASCPA Educational Foundation to help establish an endowed scholarship to honor his legacy.

Many will remember him as a devoted professional and for his extension contributions to the CPA profession.  Lamar joined Smith Dukes after he graduated from the University of Montevallo in 1986.  He was admitted to the firm partnership in 1998.  His areas of concentration were audits of closely held businesses as well as corporate, partnership, individual and estate taxation and planning.  He was also responsible for the firm’s automotive dealer accounting and taxation team.

He served as 2010/2011 Chair of the Board of Directors of the ASCPA, having served previously in all other offices, as a member of the board, and in numerous offices for the Mobile Chapter of the ASCPA.  He was also a member of the American Institute of CPAs’ Council from 2010-2017.  In 2017, Lamar was awarded the ASCPA Life Member Award.  That same year the award was renamed in his honor to the Edward Lamar Reeves Life Member Award in recognition of his service to the profession.

His other professional affiliations include the Estate Planning Council of Mobile, where he served a term as a member of their board.  He was also involved in the community as an elder and treasurer of Faith Family Fellowship, as treasurer of the Lions Club of Mobile and the Mobile Lions Charity Foundation, and as a member of the board of directors of Pilots for Christ, Inc.  He served as a member of the Providence Hospital Foundation Board of Directors, as a member of the board of trustees of the University of Montevallo Foundation, and as a member of the board of the Old Spanish Fort Christian School, including a term as president.  Lamar has been recognized by the University of Montevallo’s National Alumni Association with a “Leader of the 21st Century” award.

His wife, Betsy, has supported him in his service to the ASCPA and accompanied him on trips to AICPA Council meetings.  Every time Lamar visited the ASCPA office, he carried her homemade mini Bundt cakes for each staff member.  If he had not already been a favorite member, this would have done it.

Lamar’s contribution to the ASCPA was been marked by his thoughtful consideration of board issues, visionary approach, serious weighing of options and wise counsel - leavened by his twinkling eyes, and incisive wit.  He always showed up.

It is our honor to establish and fund an endowed scholarship from the ASCPA Educational Foundation in memorial of this champion of our profession.  Thank you in advance for the contributions you submit to make this possible.

To make a contribution in Lamar's name, you can submit an online donation here or you can send a check with "In Memoriam of Lamar Reeves" in the memo line to Alabama Society of CPAs, PO Box 242987, Montgomery, AL 36124. 

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