Harold Reynolds

August 9, 1928September 13, 2012
Obituary of Harold Reynolds
Harold Reynolds departed this life September 13, 2012 at the age of 84. Born in Kodak, Kentucky, he was a resident of Mobile since 1978. His parents Robert Nimrod and Gertrude Brashear Reynolds, brothers Jimmy Rex and Douglas, and sisters Betty Jo Reynolds and Bonnie Reynolds Blackson preceded Harold in death. His memory will be cherished by Martha Shurtleff Reynolds, his wife of 63 years; his four children Harold Raymond Reynolds and wife Susan, Jonathan Mark and wife Debora Ellenburg-Reynolds, Glenn Wesley, Allen Scott and wife Iris Styran; and grandchildren Mark Ethan, Mara Caitlin, Arran Drake and Mary Rachel, Reynolds. Harold received his BS from Berea College in 1948, and a MS in Chemistry from East Tennessee State University in 1958. He served honorably as a Corporal in the Army Corps of Engineers. Harold was employed by Beaunit Fibers from1954-1978, serving as Rayon Plant Manager 1973-78 in Elizabethton, TN. From 1978-1995 he was Director of Human Resources at Courtaulds in Mobile, AL. He was a 50-year member of the American Chemical Society. As longtime members of the United Methodist Church, Dauphin Way UMC was an important part of Harold and Martha's lives. Harold was an enthusiastic Sunday school teacher and baritone in the choir. The couple participated in overseas choir outreach including tours into communist nations. Harold enjoyed his family, travel, reading, carpentry and music, and played guitar, and banjo. Harold and Martha enjoyed many activities together, often participating in music and civic events. They led traditional folk dance at Mobile Infirmary's Cardiac Rehab Operation, Bounce Back, where Harold received the "Most Spirit Award" In 2010. Visitation will be held Wednesday September 19 at 10:00 AM, and with a memorial service at 11:00 AM at Dauphin Way United Methodist Church 1507 Dauphin St, Mobile. Memorials may be made to the Dauphin Way UMC Meals on Wheels program or a charity of your choice.

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