OBITUARY

Randal L. Reynolds

May 31, 1946December 5, 2018
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UNITY - Randal L. Reynolds, 72, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on December 5, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinsons Disease. He was born in Unity on May 31, 1946, the youngest son of Alton and Olive (Walton) Reynolds. He was a 1964 graduate of Unity-Freedom High School. Randy was a hard worker and had many different jobs over the years. He worked at Northeast Shoe and Ethan Allen, then worked for Sheridan Corporation for several years. He was a self-taught land surveyor and owned and operated Reynolds Land Surveying before his disease forced him to retire in 2012. Randy married his high school sweetheart, Juanita Bryant, on October 18, 1963, and together they raised three very special children. He found great joy in attending events where his children and grandchildren were involved. He particularly enjoyed spending holidays with his family. He took pride in teaching each of his grandchildren how to drive, and liked to take credit for the skill that each of his daughters has in backing up with a horse trailer attached. Randy enjoyed traveling and had fond memories of his trips to Florida and Alaska. In his younger days, he enjoyed week-long snowmobile trips to “The County” and to Canada. He really liked children and had a special knack for getting them to like him too. For several years, he volunteered with the CHIPS (Child Identification Program) sponsored by the Masonic Lodge. Randy had a quick wit and a quirky sense of humor. For several years, Randy was a member of the Unity Volunteer Fire Department and also Kennebec Proprietors. He is a member of the Snow Dusters Snowmobile Club, Star in the West Lodge Masonic Brotherhood, and Anah Temple Shriners. He was an avid fan of Nascar driver, Rusty Wallace, and of the New England Patriots. Randy was predeceased by his parents, two sisters, Barbara Chadwick, and Mildred Sprague, two grandchildren, Matthew Reynolds and Michelle Reynolds. He is survived by his son, Kevin and wife, Debbie, of Fairfield; daughters, Pamela Edwards and husband, Bill, of Sabattus; and Cheryl Crummett and husband, Mark, of Newcastle; three grandchildren, Gilson Edwards, Damon Crummett, and Taryn Crummett, and Damon’s special friend, Jayden Gilbert; and three brothers, Alton Jr., of Unity, Donald and wife, Pam, of St. Albans; and Forest of Jefferson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to thank the staff at MaineGeneral, Glenridge, and Maine Medical’s P6 unit for all their loving care during the past three months. We would also like to send special thanks to the Hospice staff that did so much for us all over the last three days while Randy was at home with us. In lieu of flowers, Randy would rather you make a donation to the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation, P O Box 430, Holden, ME 04429, or to Star in the West Lodge #85, Charitable Relief Fund, P O Box 577, Unity, ME 04988. Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, December 9, from 2 – 4 at Star in the West Masonic Hall on 327 Main St. in Unity. A Masonic service and Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, December 11 at 6 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, followed by a Reception. Burial will be at Village Cemetery in Unity in the spring. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Avenue, Skowhegan.

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  • He is survived by his son, Kevin and wife, Debbie, of Fairfield; daughters, Pamela Edwards and husband, Bill, of Sabattus; and Cheryl Crummett and husband, Mark, of Newcastle; three grandchildren, Gilson Edwards, Damon Crummett, and Taryn Crummett, and Damon’s special friend, Jayden Gilbert; and three brothers, Alton Jr., of Unity, Donald and wife, Pam, of St. Albans; and Forest of Jefferson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
    Randy was predeceased by his parents, two sisters, Barbara Chadwick, and Mildred Sprague, two grandchildren, Matthew Reynolds and Michelle Reynolds.

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  • Celebration of Life Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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Biography

UNITY - Randal L. Reynolds, 72, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by his loving family on December 5, 2018 after a long and courageous battle with Parkinsons Disease. He was born in Unity on May 31, 1946, the youngest son of Alton and Olive (Walton) Reynolds. He was a 1964 graduate of Unity-Freedom High School. Randy was a hard worker and had many different jobs over the years. He worked at Northeast Shoe and Ethan Allen, then worked for Sheridan Corporation for several years. He was a self-taught land surveyor and owned and operated Reynolds Land Surveying before his disease forced him to retire in 2012.
Randy married his high school sweetheart, Juanita Bryant, on October 18, 1963, and together they raised three very special children. He found great joy in attending events where his children and grandchildren were involved. He particularly enjoyed spending holidays with his family. He took pride in teaching each of his grandchildren how to drive, and liked to take credit for the skill that each of his daughters has in backing up with a horse trailer attached. Randy enjoyed traveling and had fond memories of his trips to Florida and Alaska. In his younger days, he enjoyed week-long snowmobile trips to “The County” and to Canada. He really liked children and had a special knack for getting them to like him too. For several years, he volunteered with the CHIPS (Child Identification Program) sponsored by the Masonic Lodge. Randy had a quick wit and a quirky sense of humor.
For several years, Randy was a member of the Unity Volunteer Fire Department and also Kennebec Proprietors. He is a member of the Snow Dusters Snowmobile Club, Star in the West Lodge Masonic Brotherhood, and Anah Temple Shriners. He was an avid fan of Nascar driver, Rusty Wallace, and of the New England Patriots.
Randy was predeceased by his parents, two sisters, Barbara Chadwick, and Mildred Sprague, two grandchildren, Matthew Reynolds and Michelle Reynolds. He is survived by his son, Kevin and wife, Debbie, of Fairfield; daughters, Pamela Edwards and husband, Bill, of Sabattus; and Cheryl Crummett and husband, Mark, of Newcastle; three grandchildren, Gilson Edwards, Damon Crummett, and Taryn Crummett, and Damon’s special friend, Jayden Gilbert; and three brothers, Alton Jr., of Unity, Donald and wife, Pam, of St. Albans; and Forest of Jefferson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
The family would like to thank the staff at MaineGeneral, Glenridge, and Maine Medical’s P6 unit for all their loving care during the past three months. We would also like to send special thanks to the Hospice staff that did so much for us all over the last three days while Randy was at home with us. In lieu of flowers, Randy would rather you make a donation to the Maine Masonic Charitable Foundation, P O Box 430, Holden, ME 04429, or to Star in the West Lodge #85, Charitable Relief Fund, P O Box 577, Unity, ME 04988.
Visiting hours will be held on Sunday, December 9, from 2 – 4 at Star in the West Masonic Hall on 327 Main St. in Unity. A Masonic service and Celebration of Life will be held on Tuesday, December 11 at 6 p.m. at the Masonic Hall, followed by a Reception. Burial will be at Village Cemetery in Unity in the spring. Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Smart & Edwards Funeral Home, 183 Madison Avenue, Skowhegan.