OBITUARY

George William Reynolds

April 1, 1925November 23, 2018

George W. Reynolds, 93, passed this life on November 23, 2018 in Rome, Georgia. He was born April 1, 1925, the third son to Charles and Maude Reynolds of Columbus, Ohio. He attended high school in Columbus, Ohio and received his Bachelor’s degree from Ohio State, then went on to receive a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Illinois. He relocated to Macon, Georgia to pursue his career as an engineer at a paper manufacturer and it was there that he met the love of his life, Natalie, who was the music minister of the Downtown Baptist Church. Mr. Reynolds engineering assignments included planning operational improvements and constructing major facilities in the south including Macon and Rome, Georgia, as well as Eufaula, Alabama. George was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Rome, Georgia for more than 60 years, where he was a Sunday school teacher, chairman of deacons, treasurer, life deacon and sat on many committees. He served in the United States Navy in both World War II and the Korean Conflict. His was a lifetime Rotary club member and also cherished his time working with the Boy Scouts of America, serving on the Board of the Blaylock Child Development Center, the Library Literacy Program and Habitat for Humanity. His greatest joy came from having fun with his granddaughters as they were growing up.

George was preceded in death by his loving wife Natalie, partners in life enjoying harmony for sixty years, his parents and his brothers Clayton and Arthur. He is survived by his two loving children Neal Reynolds and Ruth Reynolds, his sweet daughter-in-law Myra Reynolds, his two adoring granddaughters Natalie and Morgan Reynolds, his nephews and other family members living in Ohio.

A memorial service celebrating George’s life will be held on Monday, November 26, 2018 at 3 PM, with a visitation directly following the service from 4-6 PM in the sanctuary at the First Baptist Church in Rome, GA. Memorial contributions may be given to the Music Ministry of the First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1189, Rome, GA 30162

Services

  • Funeral Monday, November 26, 2018
  • Receiving Friends Monday, November 26, 2018
REMEMBERING

George William Reynolds

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Phoebe Pomeroy

November 27, 2018

So many wonderful memories of Natalie & George Reynolds. When I was at Shorter College in Rome, Georgia they took me in their home after I had some needed & very serious surgery.
They were like my gardian angels and my best friends. Rest in peace, George!

Joni Louis

November 26, 2018

Uncle George was such a sweet, caring, and kindhearted man and will be deeply missed! I am thinking about you guys and wish I could be there to give you a hug. I wish for you a peaceful heart during this difficult season in life. I love you guys and feel blessed to call you family.
Love,
Joni

Laurie and Jimmy Douglas

November 26, 2018

We have such wonderful memories of George. He was one of the first to welcome us to our neighborhood. He would bring us corn grown further down Horseleg Creek Road and yummy soups. He was so very generous with his son's basement of tools and always eager to help Jimmy and my sons with their many projects. Every time he came to our backdoor....for 20 years, he told us how our back steps did not meet code and needed to be fixed. We did fix them this summer in honor of George, as part of a yard renovation. This step will be affectionately known as the George Step. We loved our Sunday lunches with George at Floyd Medical Center. He was always full of news of Natalie and Morgan and inquiries of Samuel, James, and Sweet William (his nickname for William until he reached the age of 12). We learned so much from him. Thank you for sharing George with our family.

FROM THE FAMILY