James Weldon Reynolds

February 7, 1928November 16, 2013

On Saturday, November 16th, 2013, James Weldon Reynolds, fondly known as "JW", went to his permanent home with Jesus. JW had enjoyed 85 years of life with his many friends and family.

JW was born Tuesday, February 7, 1928 in Kemp, OK to Colbert and Zelma (Fleming) Reynolds. He served his country proudly in the US Army during WWII. He married his bride of 67 years, Lora Faye Blankenship on April 24, 1946 in Sherman, TX. JW was member of the Morton Street Church of Christ, a 32nd degree Freemason, and a proud citizen of the Chickasaw Nation. "Poppa" enjoyed tending to his cattle, and honky tonkin' around the states seeing some of country music's greatest "stars," just to spin his sweetheart around the dance floor. Weldon loved to travel with his children and grandchildren. He liked taking his RV's on trips but his favorite hobby was trying his luck at craps at The Golden Nugget in Las Vegas.

JW is survived by his wife, Faye Reynolds of Denison; son, Jimmy Reynolds of Sherman; daughter, Linda Sinor and husband Sammy of Denison; grandchildren, Ashley Reynolds Nolan and husband Jimmy, and Jeremy Reynolds, both of Austin,; Shawna Baio and husband Tony of Wichita Falls, Tina Rowland and husband Ronnie of McKinney,; and three grandchildren Taylor Rowland, Ronnie Thorne Rowland, both of McKinney, and Mitchaletti Baio of Wichita Falls. James Weldon is preceded in death by his parents.

Pall bearers will be Jeremy Reynolds, Ronnie Thorne Rowland, Mitcheletti Baio, Tony Baio, Jimmy Nolan, Ronnie Rowland, and Kyle Stubbs.

The family finds comfort in knowing that God's truth and love never changes, is never shaken, and will never fail. Please join us for family visitation at 6:00 – 8:00 PM, Monday, November 18, 2013, at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel in Denison, TX.

Funeral services are scheduled at 10:00 AM; Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at Bratcher Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Jerry Spradling officiating. Burial will follow at Kemp Cemetery, Kemp, OK.



  • Visitation Monday, November 18, 2013
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 19, 2013


  • Burial

James Weldon Reynolds

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donna ramsey

December 3, 2013

Jimmy, so sorry for your loss, my friend. God bless you & hugs...

Joye Phillips Holmes

November 19, 2013

Faye, Linda and Jimmy,
I was sorry to hear of Weldon's passing. You are all such a great part of my family's memories. May God give you all peace in the days ahead.

November 19, 2013

May your hearts be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. I am sorry I didn't read this earlier, I could've come to visitation. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. It sounds like he and his sweetheart shared an amazing life.

Kimberly Barney-Collins

November 19, 2013

Jeremy and Ashley,

My thoughts and prayers are with you both in this difficult time.

Gay Eudy

November 18, 2013

Linda, Faye, and Jimmy, I was so sorry to hear about Weldon's passing. I have always thought so much of your family. I have fond memories of being neighbors to you all as Linda and I grew up together. My love to you all as you grieve the loss of Weldon. Gay Phillips Eudy

Melissa Osborn

November 18, 2013

Jimmy Faye and Linda.. I just now seen this in the newspaper!! My prayers to you all

Angela Austin Hempkins Insurance

November 18, 2013

Mr. Reynolds was always the most sweet person when seeing him in person or over the phone. I've enjoyed knowing him and he will be greatly missed. Mrs. Reynolds and family, my prayers are with you at the sad time.