Don Reynolds



Don Reynolds loved to fly paper kites with his three children in springtime, cook hamburgers on a charcoal grill, buy food to create an abundant feast for his family at Thanksgiving, and plant a vegetable garden in his backyard every summer. He also enjoyed sharing time with U.S. military veterans. He was a U.S. Navy veteran who served during the Korean War, where he refueled jet planes aboard aircraft carriers.

Reynolds, 82, died peacefully on January 4, 2018 at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, IN, with family at his bedside. Born on March 4, 1935 in Bedford, IN, Reynolds spent most of his life working in public education, first with the Indiana Department of Education and later as a high school geography and history teacher in the Texas Department of Education. He spent many summers working construction and building houses in Cincinnati, and earlier in life he built houses as a construction journeyman in Southern California. Don is the son of the late Don Reynolds and Esther (Hawkins) Reynolds Travis.

Reynolds was laid to rest on January 9, 2018 in a private ceremony at House of Prayer Cemetery near Fayetteville, IN, with Jerry Travis officiating. He is survived by his three children, Rachel Reynolds of Louisville, KY; Matthew (Lesa) Reynolds of Rochester Hills, MI; and Miriam Reynolds of Shelbyville, KY. He has two granddaughters, Maggie and Kate Reynolds, both of Rochester Hills, MI. Other survivors include his sister, Phyllis Massa of Eaton, OH; brother, Jerry Travis, of Indianapolis, IN; and several nieces and nephews.

If desired, the family asks that donations be made to the Jackson County Public Library in Seymour, IN.

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