Walter Lee Reynolds
November 30, 1951 – July 9, 2020
Walter Lee Reynolds was born on November 30,1951 in Malakoff, Texas to parents Walter and Julia (Pelham) Reynolds and entered into eternal rest on July 09,2020 in Tyler, Texas. When Walter was a young boy, his mother gave him the nickname “Punkey”, and that is how everyone knew him. Punkey was a hard working family man; he adored his wife Beverly of 47 years and was very close to his daughter Lindsey, whom he would often give advice to when she needed guidance. Punkey was a graduate of Eustace High School and went on to get his associates degree from Henderson County Junior College and after graduation from there he went on to attend East Texas State University. In 1971, he started working for the railroad as a bridge inspector and worked his way up during his career, at the time of his retirement in 2006 he had become a Bridge Foreman. Punkey was easy to work for and was known to be a very understanding boss; there were many times he would take Lindsey to work with him. He always liked to be busy doing something, he could often be found fishing (he especially enjoyed fly-fishing), raising cattle or just spending time outside on his farm. Punkey was a member of First United Methodist Church in Payne Springs, where he was involved with the youth group and he cooked many hamburgers for the church picnic when he was able. He also had a passion for being involved in community, he served on the Payne Springs Water Board, the Eustace ISD School Board and was a lifetime member of the PTA. This easy going, soft spoken, chocolate cake loving man will truly be missed by all that knew and loved him.
Punkey is preceded in death by his grandmother Eva Pelham, parents Walter and Julia Reynolds, his brother Jimmy Reynolds and sister Rebecca Gartrell.
He is survived by his wife Beverly, daughter Lindsey Martin and husband Joshua of Malakoff, grandsons Landen Reynolds and Wyatt Hall, brother Danny Reynolds of Eustace, sister Judy Browning and husband Charles of Eustace, his four legged companions Butterball and Bella, many nieces, nephews and other family members and life long friends.
- Eva Pelham, Grandmother (deceased)
- Walter and Julia Reynolds, Parents (deceased)
- Jimmy Reynolds, Brother (deceased)
- Rebecca Gartrell, Sister (deceased)
- Beverly, Beloved Wife
- Lindsey Martin and Joshua, Daughter and Husband
- Walter leaves behind his grandsons, Landen Reynolds and Wyatt Hall, brother Danny Reynolds, sister, Judy Browning and husband Charles of Eustace, his four legged companions Butterball and Bella, many nieces, nephews and other family members and life long friends.
Sunday, July 12, 2020
Walter Lee Reynolds
July 12, 2020
Memories are flooding me, so many. Punkey was one of my Best friends, I just hope he knew how much I loved him & how he was in my top 10 list of favorite people. What a Great man. He and Beverly always opened their home up to-me. I practically lived with them in the 1980's & we always laughed & had so much fun.
We would go boat-riding, swim in the pool & play board games all night.
Punkey was my first person to reach out to tutor me in college Algebra. Bless his heart he tried but my mind still can't wrap around Algebra.
I cracked up when Punkey sweetly admitted. "Pam Mason I just can't help you anymore." He knew helping me with Math was like beating a dead horse.
Beverly, Punkey and I were/are always so close. They both came up with fun activities for us and we always included Lindsey in our Adventures.
My heart hurts.
I loved him like a Brother. He wasn't only respected by me but Everybody.
God Speed my Friend, I shall see you one-day soon. In the meantime keep the Oldies but Goodies Playing for us in Heaven, one day we will sing along together again. RIP my Buddy.
July 10, 2020
Punkey, Beverly, Lindsey and Landon were our neighbors for several years in Gilmer, Texas. The times spending with them are some of the most cherish memories I hold dear in my heart. Punkey was a hard working man, a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was a special friend, when you needed help he was always there for you no matter what help you needed, you could always count on Punkey being there for you. I cherish the times he and I spent together talking, watching football, or just hanging out listening to his stories or simply "shooting the breeze." Rest in Peace my friend you desire a rich reward and Thanks for sharing some of you beautiful heart and soul with me.
July 10, 2020
I still remember when Punkey was double promoted when we were in second grade. His mother brought him in the classroom and he was so tiny but he was in our class from then on