James Junior Reynolds



James Junior Reynolds, 92, of Medora died at 5:55 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at his home in Medora. He had been ill for five months.

Born Feb. 23, 1924, in Washington County, he was the son of James Richard and Flora Maude Trueblood Reynolds, both of whom preceded him in death. He had lived in Jackson County since 1949. On July 5, 1946, in Salem, he married Martha Peek Reynolds, who preceded him in death Jan. 12, 2005.

James was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II and member of Medora Wesleyan Church. He retired from Cummins Engine Co. in 1983 after 26 years of employment. He was a member of the diesel workers union with Cummins and Carr Township Conservation Club. He was a 1941 graduate of Salem High School.

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Survivors include children, Marvin W. (Connie) Reynolds and Linda Proffit, all of Medora, James A. (Debra) Reynolds of Seymour and Wanda (Marc) Garrett of Brownstown; 12 grandchildren, Michael (AJ) Reynolds, Marty (Lori) Reynolds, Tim D. (Suanne) Reynolds, Brad Proffit, all of Medora, Mark W. (Staci) Reynolds of Brownstown, James R. Reynolds of Arkansas, Alisha (Sherman, III) McElfresh of Freetown, James A. (Crystal) Reynolds of Southport, Autumn (Ben) Hockett of Colorado, Cory Reynolds of Alaska, Leah (Matt) McPike of Vallonia and Jared Garrett of Tampico; 29 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; three stepgreat-grandchildren and a stepgreat-great-grandchild.

Besides his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by eight brothers, Orval, Clarence, Curtis, Ellis, Charles, Darwin, Virgil and Edgar Ray Reynolds; two sisters, Elverna Miller and an infant sister Myrtle; a great-granddaughter; and a son-in-law, Jr. Proffit.

The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Sunday at Johnson Funeral Home with Clarence “Skip” Breeden officiating. Burial will be at Proctor Cemetery/Dixon Chapel. Full military rites will be conducted.

Visitation will be from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday.

Memorials may be given to Medora Wesleyan Church or to Schneck Medical Center Hospice.

Condolences may be expressed at johnsonfh.net.

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