Richard Garland Reynolds
December 18, 1939 – November 27, 2018
Richard G. Reynolds, 78, of Amarillo passed away on November 27, 2018.
A celebration of Richard's life will be held on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 5:00 - 5:45 pm in the Griggs Schooler Gordon Funeral Director's Pioneer Chapel, 5400 Bell St. in Amarillo. Fellowship and reception will follow in the funeral home from 5:45 - 7:00 pm.
Richard was born on December 18, 1939 in Yuma, Colorado to John and Norma Reynolds. He graduated from high school in Greeley, Colorado and enlisted in the United States Army shortly after. Following the Army, he would hold many different jobs in areas of Law Enforcement before finally retiring as a Border Patrol Agent after two decades of service. He married Christine Nunez in August of 1987 merging two families into one. While not able to go much, he enjoyed a good hunting trip. He loved his horses and dogs that he and his wife had, petting them as a favorite pass time. He loved volunteering with Trinity Fellowship, and would help anyone in need, no matter the circumstance. He didn't travel much, because as he believed, "the missionary funds needed the money more than him", and he believed in supporting those missionary trips.
Richard was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister in law. Those left to cherish his memory are his wife Chirstine, son Alfonso Ortiz III of Amarillo, daughters Cynthia Leis of Colorado, and Julie Bellis of Washington; brothers Kenneth and wife Flo of Alabama, Paul of Colorado, David and wife Cookie of Oklahoma; 11 grandchildren and many loving friends and family.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a donation be made in honor of Richard to a missionary fund of your choice.
- Christine Nunez Reynolds, Wife
- Alfonso Ortiz III, Son
- Cynthia Leis, Daughter
- Julie Bellis, Daughter
- Kenneth Reynolds, Brother
- Flo Reynolds, Sister-in-law
- Paul Reynolds, Brother
- David Reynolds, Brother
- Cookie Reynolds, Sister-in-law
- Richard was preceded in death by his parents John and Norma Reynolds and one sister-in-law. He leaves behind 11 grandchildren and many loving friends and family members to cherish his memory.
- Celebration of Life Monday, January 14, 2019
- Fellowship and Reception Monday, January 14, 2019
Richard Garland Reynolds
January 13, 2019
Richard is a cousin and I have many memories from long ago. Two stand out in my mind. The first was, predictably, on a deer hunting trip in the 1960's with him and my father. We didn't get any deer and as I recall both he and I were sick, but we persisted and still had a great time.
The other memory was in Yuma Arizona when Richard took my dad and me on a night run to see what the Patrol did. Little did I know that decades later I would be back in Arizona and Texas as a state senator seeing the same situation that Richard showed us in the 1970's. Way back then Richard knew what some in Washington are just starting to figure out.
Richard was Good man with a strong faith. We will miss him, and I am confident I will eventually be able to reminisce those times with Richard, when I have gone down the road as far as he has now traveled.
December 26, 2018
I had the honor of serving with Richard as an usher for Trinity Fellowship Church on Hollywood Road for 18 years. He was a Christian gentleman ,dependable, and loved by everyone he served. He will be remembered as a true servant of God to his fellow man .
December 4, 2018
In memory and in thanks for your service to the United States as an Agent of the U.S. Border Patrol.
"We fix our eyes not on what is seen, but what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
May the Lord bring peace to you, Richard, and your family.
Former Agents of USBP MAR/AMT