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J.W. Reynolds

October 15, 1937 ~ April 29, 2018 (age 80)
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Mt. Vernon,

Mr. James Wesley "JW" Reynolds, passed away on April 29, 2018, at his home in Mount Vernon, GA after an extended illness, surrounded by his wife and family.  JW was born in Glenwood, GA on October 15, 1937.  He was the youngest son of eight children and began farming at an early age. At age 19, he enlisted in the US Army.  He attained the rank of Sergeant First Class and during his military career; he was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, and the Joint Service Commendation Medal.  Upon his retirement from the US Army, he returned to Georgia and made his home in Mount Vernon.  He was employed for twenty-one years with Oxford Industries in Vidalia and Lyons.  He was a faithful member of Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, having served in various leadership positions.  JW loved to dance, fish, garden, and listen to Elvis Presley gospel music.  He was known as JW to most, Dub or Uncle Dub to some, and Jim to a few, but to two very special young men he was simply known as "Tick Tock".  Mr. Reynolds was preceded in death by his parents Loyal G. Reynolds, Sr. and Della Mae Reynolds; three brothers, L.G. Reynolds, Jr., Mayo Reynolds, and Talmadge Eugene Reynolds; and three sisters, Thelma McFarland, Karen Lee, and Betty Posey.

He is survived by his wife of forty-nine years, Maureen Ann Reynolds; a daughter Tina Nelson of Lovelock, Nevada; one sister Lois Chambers of Vidalia; three godchildren, Kyle, Michaela, and Marissa Owen of Mattawan, Michigan; a very special niece, Michelle Johnson of Hazlehurst; three very special nephews, Glen Posey and Donnie Stokes of Mount Vernon, and Danny Stokes of McRae-Helena; and many other special nieces and nephews also survive.

The funeral service will be held Thursday, May 3rd at 4:00 p.m. in the Mount Vernon United Methodist Church with Reverend Arnie Raj and Reverend Larry Bird officiating.  Burial will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Cemetery with full military honors. 

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday evening from 6:00 to 8:00. 

Pallbearers will be Dalton Stokes, Dylan Stokes, Chance Stokes, Cory Reynolds, Brandon Keene, and Tim Fennell.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mount Vernon United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 264, Mount Vernon, GA 30445, or to the Sweet Onion Animal Protection Society, PO Box 210, Vidalia, GA 30475.

 

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