William “Bill” James Reynolds



William “Bill” James Reynolds, 83, of Crothersville, IN, passed away peacefully on May 9, 2024, at Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, IN. He was born on October 16, 1940, in Crothersville, IN, to his late parents Arvol J. and Louise (Shirley) Reynolds. Bill was a devoted husband, married to his beloved Ruth E. (Maxie) Reynolds for 57 years. They shared a cherished first date at Cliff’s Drive-In, where they sipped on Cokes and enjoyed each other’s company, setting the foundation for a lifetime of love and companionship. A dedicated worker, Bill spent many years as a factory worker before retiring. He also devoted his time to the family dairy farm and crop farming, alongside his brother, only retiring a few short years ago. Bill’s commitment to hard work was unmatched, as he faithfully tended to the milk house every day for 60 years. His work ethic and love for the outdoors defined him, evident in his favorite pastime of coon hunting. Bill’s passion for the hunt extended beyond himself, as he took joy in passing down the tradition to his grandson. The “Coon Shack” on Bill’s property was a gathering place for him and his friends, where they would share stories and enjoy food after a night’s hunt. Bill was a graduate of Tampico High School and proudly served his country in the Army. He is survived by his devoted wife, Ruth E. Reynolds; loving children, James Reynolds and Sondra (Tom) Gross both of Crothersville, IN; grandchildren, Michael Leitzman, Matthew Gross, and Jacob Gross; former granddaughter-in-law, Katie Leitzman; great-grandchildren, Lainey and Jacoby Leitzman; siblings, Roscoe (Cindy) Reynolds, Kenny Reynolds, and Linda Wheeler; as well as several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Jim Wheeler. Funeral services will be conducted by Pastor Randy King on Monday, May 13, 2024, at 6:00 PM at Adams Family Funeral Homes & Crematory Crothersville. Family and friends may visit from 1:00 PM until the time of the service on the same day. A graveside service will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at Russell Chapel Cemetery. Bill will be remembered for his unwavering dedication to his family, his strong work ethic, and his love for the outdoors. He leaves behind a legacy of hard work, love, and cherished memories that will be forever treasured by those who knew him.

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