“Not Goodbye, just farewell our hero, until we see you again!” Glenn Reynolds peacefully closed his charming, soft spoken eyes for the last time here on earth May 7th, 2012. The heroic legend of the Reynolds family has turned the next page of his existence, one fulfilled life leading to another! The Father of three children, two sons and one daughter, nine grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one amazing wife of 68 years. Thank you Dad for instilling the strong beliefs and strength in all of us that we have built our lives upon. We will miss you and love you for all the wonderful things that you taught us and did for us.
Glenn was born on Feb. 21st, 1921 and grew up on a farm in rural Alabama one of 11 children to a poor farmer. He went on to enlist in the Navy in 1939 and served aboard the Battleship Maryland and survived the bombing of Pearl Harbor, then on to North Africa and finally stationed in London where he would later go on to meet his beautiful wife Catherine McGale . Eventually, he would participate in the Korean War for two and a half years. After that, they would travel the world, and have three beautiful children….they ended up in El Paso, Texas. Later moved back to Glenn’s home state of Alabama . Then, in 2003 moved to Kyle, Texas to be close to their first born granddaughter, Ireland. His passions were reading, fishing, working on car engines, coin collecting , gardening and watching a great baseball game!
Many people have the fondest memories of Glenn as being a true southern gentleman. He told so many great stories about his war days, and the full life he and his wife had lived…He stands out in all our minds as a humble, kind hearted, strong willed veteran with a positive outlook on life…..he will be greatly missed but never forgotten.
There will be a memorial service at St. Anthony Marie de Claret Catholic Church in Kyle Texas on May 14th, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family would like for friends and family to send a tax deductible donation to www.diabetes.org or , www.alz.org in Glenn’s name.
Arrangements by Pennington Funeral Home, San Marcos, Texas, 512-353-4311.
AlexMay 10th, 2012 on 8:29 pm
My deepest condolences are extended to you and your family during this difficult time. May the verse of John 5:28,29 give you comfort.
Jan PitzerMay 11th, 2012 on 12:11 pm
This sweet man will be sadly missed by many on earth, but heaven’s a wee bit happier now.
Irma Veloz-MasonMay 11th, 2012 on 8:33 pm
A beautiful, touching tribute to a kind, loving man. My heartfelt thoughts and condolences are with all of you .
Mininni familyMay 11th, 2012 on 8:48 pm
So sorry for your loss. He sounded like a wonderful man. I wish we could have met him. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Please accept our deepest sympathies.
PEGGY AERNI-PICKMay 12th, 2012 on 12:56 am
The story of Bill’s life
is so interesting. He indeed was a real
gentleman and I know how much you will miss him.
David WilsonMay 12th, 2012 on 10:20 pm
As a representative of the City of Kyle City Council and a VFW Member, I wish to express my condolences to the family and thank Mr. Reynolds for his service to our country.
Cata CagleMay 14th, 2012 on 5:44 am
My thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. Mr. Reynolds was a wonderful father and a devoted husband. He will be missed.
Stapler FamilyMay 14th, 2012 on 12:47 pm
We are so fortunate to have Bill & Kay as our friends (more like our chosen family). We love you! So sad we cannot be there for the service. Kay & Collen, plesse know that our caring thoughts are with you doing this time. Bill is a very special person that we will never forget and we love him very much,
TrishMay 15th, 2012 on 7:02 pm
What a beautiful video – as you can imagine it brings back many memories for me.
His spirit lives on and always will. Times he laughed, gave advice or just listened echo in the memories of those whose lives he touched. And in being so remembered, his legacy will live on.
May it comfort you to know that death cannot diminish the important ways your husband/father touched your life, that grief cannot take away the good times you shared, that sorrow will fade in time…but memories remain forever…..
Your loving niece/.cousin – Trish
Ken WilliamsMay 25th, 2012 on 1:06 am
I was honored to have known my Uncle Bill and to have attended his sevice. He was more like a grandfather to me and as I write this, I cry. I know that my Dad & Mom were waiting to welcome him at the steps of heaven. If not for Bill, my Mother (Kays little sister) would not have met Dad, and my family would have never been. Strange when you think about it, huh? Bill sponsored her when she came over from England to work in the US. I became a Marine because of Uncle Bill & Dad. Darn they were so funny together. I miss you guys and know that someday, we will be together as brothers. Aunt Kay; Paul, Trish, Laura & I are so sorry. Know how much we love you. Semper Fidelis