Gilbert Rayner Reynolds

July 19, 1928May 11, 2019

Gilbert Rayner Reynolds, age 90, died on May 11, 2019 at his residence in Culpeper, Virginia. He was born in Baltimore, Maryland on July 19,1928. He is survived by his sons Dr. Thomas E. Reynolds and wife Charla of Culpeper and Gilbert E. Reynolds of Baltimore, as well as grandsons William Reynolds (Johanna) and Keith Reynolds (Caitlin), great grandson Rowan Thomas, nieces Susan Rajfer (Dr. Jacob) and Judy Wheeler, and a special cousin, Audrey Wolfe. He was predeceased by his brother Edward J. Reynolds and sister-in-law Sally Reynolds.

Gil worked for Enterprise Electric Company for 62 years, acting as Vice President for many of those years. He was a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and a Master Mason for 50 years in Baltimore at Lodge 219. He was an avid tennis player into his early 80’s, participating with his team in the National finals after winning the Mid-Atlantic Senior Championship. After retirement he enjoyed daily walks with his beloved schnauzer companion, Manny.

Gil made Culpeper Presbyterian his home church after moving to the area in 2015. A family memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions can be made to Culpeper Presbyterian Church Minister’s Discretionary Fund (215 S. Main St. Culpeper, VA) or to Hospice of the Piedmont (1200 Sunset lane Suite 2320 Culpeper, VA 22701).

Fond memories and condolences of Gil may be shared with the Reynolds family by visiting The Reynolds family has entrusted Clore-English Funeral Home with these arrangements


  • Culpeper Presbyterian Church
  • Hospice of the Piedmont


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Carolyn Sachs

May 17, 2019

My thoughts and prayers are with the Reynolds family and extended loved ones in the loss of this precious family member. I work at an agency on Sunset Lane and over the past 4 years have enjoyed seeing and visiting intermittently with Mr. Reynolds and his beloved Manny as they took their daily strolls. What a sweet man, always so willing to stop and chat for a few minutes about Manny and life. His warm and friendly ways made him a favorite with our office. He will surely be missed!

Nancy Somerville

May 16, 2019

So sorry for you loss. Sending my condolences to the Reynolds family.

Nancy Somerville
Reva Va.

Dena Lillard

May 15, 2019

My name is Dena Lillard, for the last two and a half years I have lived in the same apartment building as Mr Reynolds. I cannot even begin to express how much I will miss seeing Mr Reynolds everyday. He was one of the kindest, most sincere people that I have ever known. No matter what the circumstance he always had time to talk to me and on every occasion he always made me feel special. I will be forever grateful that I knew Mr Reynolds and I will never forget him. He was more than a friend to me; he was like a father. I wish to offer my sincere heartfelt condolences to the family and to everyone who had the honor of knowing Mr Reynolds.

Kally H.

May 15, 2019

My condolences to the Reynolds' family. I work at one of the offices in the Sunset Lane Medical complex and it always brought a smile to my face to see Mr. Reynolds and Manny walking through. He would always carry on a brief conversation and then continue on with his walk. After seeing him for years walk through our complex it is a bit sad that we don't get to share those encounters with your loved one any longer. He was a very sweet and genuine man. My prayers are with your family.

Patrick Reilly

May 15, 2019

Gil was one of most hard working, honest men I have ever known.
His word was his bond.
I will miss my mentor & friend.
God bless

Patrick Reilly
Hampstead, MD

Bruce Clark

May 14, 2019

What a wonderful, gentle man. Even after my wife, Dianne could no longer speak, whenever I took her out in her wheelchair for fresh air, she would look to see if Manny was sitting on his porch. When he was, Dianne would softly call "Manny"; one of the few words we ever heard from her. When Manny saw us, he would run inside and somehow let Gil know Dianne was on the sidewalk below their apartment. No matter what he was doing, Gil would drop everything and bring Manny down for a visit. I greatly enjoyed our chats and something about Manny putting his paws in Dianne's lap where she could touch them never failed to bring a smile to her face when little else does. The sincere warmth, care and compassion he showed for both of us was always a highlight of our day. I will remember Gil and when I do, I will smile.

Michael and Susan Krans

May 14, 2019

We were so sad to learn of your father's passing. Our dog s Taz and Manny were good buddies. We would walk our dog many mornings only to see Manny and Gil and we would visit for a while. He is a true gentleman we will miss seeing him and Manny. We hope Manny will be in good hands, we are sorry for your loss.

Katherine Pruski

May 14, 2019

I will always be thankful to have known Gil. He gave me the job opportunity that lead to my much loved career at Enterprise Electric. I learned a lot from Gil and will always remember him. My thoughts and prayers are with he and his family.

Barry Miller

May 13, 2019

I had the good fortune of meeting Gil in the early 2000's. He was a true gentlemen, and a very good tennis player. We played at least twice a week for many years. We had some very good times both on the courts, and also socializing after tennis and on other occasions. We both had the same birthday. I missed him when he moved to Virginia, but I always enjoyed talking to him. My condolences to his family. Barry Miller