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Robert A “Nick” Reavis, 69

Robert A “Nick” Reavis, 69, of North Little Rock, was originally from Cushing, Oklahoma, but relocated to Little Rock, Arkansas in 1980. He and his wife Toni Reavis owned Steppin’Out Dance Studio for over 25 years. He was a choreographer and competitive national dance champion. Nick was a member of the National Dance Counsel of America, The Lion’s Club, The Mason’s and served his country in the Air Force during the Viet Nam War.

Known for his kind Spirit, humor and unconditional love towards others, his greatest pleasure was his family and spending time with his grandchildren. Nick will be missed by so many former students, family and friends.

Nick is survived by his wife Toni Reavis, children Alicin, Gena and Nick Reavis, grandchildren Raen, Ian, Amilio, Carmella, Sophia, and Jayla, one sister Renee’ Sparks and two nieces, Sheri and Julie.

A celebration of his life will be held on Saturday, July 22, 2017 at 2 P.M. at Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, 5025 Church Road, Little Rock, Arkansas, 72210.

A reception with refreshments will follow the service.

Floral deliveries can be made on Friday, July 21, 2017 from 3pm – 5pm at the church, contact Rev. Mary at 501-541-7789.

Cremation Arrangements are under the care and direction of A Natural State Funeral Service, 2620 West Main Street, Jacksonville, AR, 72076. 501-982-3400.


  • Lisa Guerrero Kirkpatrick Posted July 16, 2017 6:59 AM

    Nick, truely a one of a kind, larger than life, kind and sweet soul. We will miss you. RIP

  • Latin Louie Bianco Posted July 16, 2017 10:30 AM

    He will be missed both on and off the Dance Floor. For the past 25 years I have danced with and admired all the teachers and students at Steppin’ Out Dance Studio. My heart felt condolences to Toni and all members of the Reavis family.

  • Daniel Wilson Posted July 16, 2017 10:58 AM

    This man is someone that I cherished to follow his footsteps. I’m so sorry for your loss. But I know now you’re holding hands with God looking down upon us so mr. Reavis I look up to you and say thank you for everything you have taught me. And I will always continue to talk to you. You have created such a wonderful family .With much love to you and your family Daniel Wilson

  • Rosie. KAISER Posted July 16, 2017 1:38 PM

    You will be missed by all of us Nick. Now you can dance with no pain. Love

  • Carol A (Brown) Schneider Posted July 16, 2017 4:39 PM

    Sincere, healtfelt and shared sympathy.

  • Jody Jester Posted July 16, 2017 11:02 PM

    I am so sorry Nick is no longer here on earth. He was always a good guy…. Slways super talented and gifted in dealing with everyone. God bless you all who love him. With heartfelt sympathy ; Jody Moody Jester

  • Donna Cook Posted July 17, 2017 1:01 AM

    My condolences to Renee and all the Reavis family. May God richly supply His comfort and peace you need today and in the days ahead.

  • Mary Hall Posted July 17, 2017 8:09 AM

    I know it hurts to loose your beloved Brother, Father, and friend. May God be with you in this time of loss, .

  • Blanch ad Jim Phillips Posted July 17, 2017 3:15 PM

    So sorry for your loss Renee’ and family. Thinking of you during your time of sorrow.

  • Bill Brinkley Posted July 18, 2017 1:21 PM

    I will always remember Nick. His unique teaching style that usually included “Osmosis”. My heart goes out to Toni and family.

  • Rev Mary N Jones Posted July 18, 2017 3:10 PM

    To a beautiful family and to a glorious “Dancer, Nick, who has Gone Before Us!” …
    The Universe is a different place, Nick, without your physucal presence, moving and dancing among us! You are a beautiful piece of eternity! Your Open Heart, Your Eloquent Movements, Your Strong and Tender Teaching and Your Gracious Love and Acceptance of Everyone leaves the planet and me, Blessed and Forever Grateful! ”
    Toni, family and everyone whose life is touched by Nick’s amazing and cherished openness, I send my energy of peace, love and spirit! Rev Mary

  • Rev Mary N Jones Posted July 18, 2017 3:44 PM

    “Nick, Dancer Gone Before Us, … Your Precious Open Heart, Your Eloquent Movements, Your Gracious Acceptance of Everyone, and Your Strong and Tender Teaching are Blessings to me and to the whole Universe! Your “Presence” among us will Forever Touch our Lives!”
    Toni, Family and Everyone of us who have experienced Nick’s love and open Heart, know we have been touched by a piece of eternity! ”
    I send my grace, love and spirit to each of you. Rev Mary

  • Donald Kelley Posted July 19, 2017 9:57 AM

    Sorry to hear of Nicks passing, we went way way back to 1981. Nick was a really cool guy.

  • Linda Eustice Padgett Posted July 19, 2017 10:48 AM

    I was so sorry to hear of Nick’s passing. I fondly remember many good times with Nick, Toni, Gena and “Little” Nick. May God comfort you all.

  • Linda Newton. Posted July 19, 2017 7:27 PM

    I didn’t know Nick well but when I met him in 1988, I thought he was the best dancer and instructor in Little Rick. Tonite and he taught many newbies to dance and teach.
    My sympathy goes out to the family

  • Barbara Moore Posted July 20, 2017 6:01 PM

    So sorry to hear of Nicks passing. We enjoyed our time with him at Steppin Out and.Nick was always fun to dance with. Even when he was walking you could tell he was a dancer. Tony, I’m sure Nick is dancing in heaven and you will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Anonymous Posted July 31, 2017 1:54 PM

    I’m terribly sorry for your loss and sorry I wasn’t able to pay my respects at the service.

    May God’s blessings be with you in this sad time. Nick was a beautiful shining light. He can dance for all of us now.

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