John C Reynolds

July 7, 1934February 8, 2013
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Dr. John Carl Reynolds Jr. , Colonel USAR Retired Born July 7,1934 in Gadsden Alabama Died February 8th, 2013 in Athens Georgia

Dr. John C. Reynolds Jr. retired University of Georgia Associate Professor and United States Army Reserve Colonel , died peacefully surrounded by family on Friday February 8th after a brief illness.

Dr. Reynolds was preceded in death by parents John Carl and Thelma Reynolds and brother Gerald Reynolds. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Joyce Reynolds of Athens Ga, John Michael Reynolds (Jean) of Lawrenceville, GA , Jeffrey Andrew Reynolds, Athens, GA, grandsons William Reynolds, James Reynolds, Lawrenceville, GA, Eric Prince (Jeni) Cumming, GA, great grandsons Joshua and Brandon Afroozi, Cumming , GA, granddaughters Rebekah Prince, Athens, GA, Kristin Brasher, (Clay) New York, NY, brothers Jimmy Reynolds, Gadsden, AL, Bill Reynolds (Charlotte) Hokes Bluff, AL, and numerous nieces and nephews.

John was a faithful member of the First Baptist Church of Athens for 46 years, where he served as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher.

Known through his life as Johnny, John, Dr. Reynolds and Colonel Reynolds, Dad and Grandad.. John lived a full and vibrant life. He had a deep thirst for knowledge, an avid scholar, leader and teacher throughout his life

He graduated from Gadsden High School. He was an Eagle Scout and later in life served as a Cubmaster for pack 76 in Athens Georgia. In 1957 he received his B.S. in Biology from Jacksonville State University, served the military from 1957 -59 US Army Armor Division at Ft. Hood,Texas. From 1960-62. He taught Biology at Phillips High School Birmingham, Alabama, 1961 M.A. Educational Administration University of Alabama, 1963-64 Taught Biology Mt Brook Jr. High Birmingham, Alabama, 1964-65 attended the National Science Institute University of Georgia. In1967, received his doctorate Ed.D. from the University of Alabama, that same year he joined UGA’s College of Education faculty, in the Department of Curriculum and Supervision and later the Department of Professional Learning and Teacher Education serving thousands of field interns and student teachers. He also served as Consultant to GACIS until 1997 when he retired from UGA.

John also had a very active career in the U. S. Army Reserve. He retired in March 1987 as Colonel after 30 years of service. He was instructor at Fort Bragg’s Army Intelligence School. He was also a part of an evaluation team that tested troop readiness and National Guard, Reserve, and active duty units at approximately 50 bases from Puerto Rico to Washington.

His military honors include : Honor Graduate Command and General Staff College of the U.S. Army, Fort Leavenworth Kansas Armed Forces Reserve Medal Army Commendation Medal Army Reserve Components Achievement Medal The Meritorious Service Medal The Meritorious Service Medal (Oak Leaf Cluster)

Educational Achivements Member of Kappa Delta Pi , Phi Delta Kappa, and Kappa Phi Kappa, Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Association for Research in Science Teaching, National Science Teachers Association, Reserve Officer Association, Association of Teacher Educators , Georgia Association of Instructional Supervision , Georgia Association of Educational Leaders and Member of AAREA, His publications include textbooks: Trends Influence Curriculum 1974,Trends and Issues Affecting Curriculum 1977, co- author Trends and Issues Affecting Curriculum: Program and Practices 1980, Contemporary Education in a Perspective 1982, and over 35 articles in educational journals and publications. He also authored a Brief History of First Baptist Church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Athens Georgia, the American Heart Association, the American Stroke Association or the American Cancer Society.

Funeral Services will be 2PM Monday, February 11th, at the Athens First Baptist Church with Dr. Paul Baxley, Dr. Frank Granger and Dr. Jon Appleton officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park with full military honors. The family will receive friends from 5-7 PM Sunday at Bernstein.

On line condolences may be made at

Bernstein Funeral Hiome and Cremation Service is in charge of arrangements.


  • Visitation Sunday, February 10, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, February 11, 2013

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Joann Davis

February 27, 2013

Joyce-what a delight it was to have known Mr. Reynolds all of these years! I will always remember him as my BAMA buddy!
My deepest sympathy to you and your family during this difficult time. May God bless you with a peaceful heart and many wonderful memories.

Lee & Dawn Christensen

February 15, 2013

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We just learned of John's death. He was a special friend, one with a great breadth of knowledge that he readily shared.

May God's peace and comfort be with you in the days ahead.

Lee and Dawn Christensen

Ronnie Tucker

February 13, 2013

So sorry about Johnny.Ronnie & I send our deepest sympathy

February 12, 2013

Just got word about your loss, and know that I'll be praying for you, Joyce, during this difficult time of transition.

February 12, 2013

My name is John "JohnnyF Floyd and I grew up with Johnny in East Gadsden. I can assure you there are going to be many old friends greiving at the news of Johnny's death. Johnny was one of those genuine good people. I lost track of Johnny after school, but his many accomplishmnets and honors does not surprise me. My sincerest condolences to Johnny's family.
John F Floyd

American Stroke Association

February 12, 2013

May your memories of the wonderful times you shared with your loved one comfort you and your family, today and always.

February 12, 2013

Dear Joyce,
you are in my prayers and I want you to know both you and John made these last few years better for me. Sincerely,Marlena Deck

February 11, 2013

Joyce.our sympathy to you.and your family.John & Diane Fitzgerald Cedar Creek Dr.

Pat Wimbush

February 11, 2013

Joyce, my thought and prayers go out to you and your family. Dr. Reynolds was a wonderful and kind person. I know that you will have great memories of the years you had together.

Louis & Leslie Spost

February 11, 2013

We're very sad to hear this news but what a wonderful life. May he rest in peace.