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. In memoriam, ASCPA members, Smith Dukes Buckalew and two of Lamar’s clients made contributions to the endowment effort for a scholarship at the University of Montevallo, Lamar’s Alma Mater.
On April 27th, the endowed scholarship was made official and the first recipient was presented with a $2500.00 scholarship. It was such an honor to be on campus with Lamar’s family to recognize the importance of Lamar and his dedication to the accounting profession.
Many will remember him as a devoted professional and for his extensive 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.
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.
Lamar’s legacy will now permanently impress upon future CPAs and professional leaders.