Mr. George Reynolds, age 69, of Dothan, Alabama passed away Saturday, October 2, 2021.
Drive through visitation will be Wednesday, October 6, 2021 from 3 PM to 5 PM at the funeral home.
Graveside service will be held on Thursday, October 7, 2021 at 11 AM at Gates of Heaven Cemetery.
George Andrew Reynolds was born on June 8th or 9th, 1952 in Ozark, Alabama to a loving mother, Mary Stallworth. His birth was recorded on June 16, 1952 and thus became his official birthday.
Soon after George's birth, he gained a father in Willie P. Reynolds, Sr. and a sister, Rena, and the foursome began their lives as a family. They chose North Highland Baptist Church as their home of faith and that was George's lifetime church home.
Their family thrived in the close-knit community, of the time, and George spent his early days first on Wheat Street and then in Lakeview. He attended neighborhood schools: Montana Street Elementary, Lake Street Jr. High, Carver and finished with Dothan High School (Class of 1970). He said he was shocked when the counselor told him he could go to college. He attended Selma University for a few years. After college, he joined the United States Army and would become a Vietnam Era Veteran; proud of his service to his country. During service to his country, he received a National Defense Service Medal, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal and Sharp Shooter Badge. He wanted everyone to know he was a lieutenant and did not know why it was not documented. During his lifetime, he earned a black belt (second degree) in Karate, and drove trucks.
George enjoyed telling stories about his time growing up on Wheat Street and in Lakeview and time spent in Miami, Florida living on the water, as well as time in Korea. He lived in and would share memories and thoughts with anyone who would listen.
Uncle George's children were his nieces and nephews and he participated in their lives when he could. He loved them and closely followed and wanted to know what was going on in their lives. This interest extended to his great nieces and nephews. George spent a lot of time with his nephew, Paul, when he participated karate, piano and baseball and traveled to several karate tournaments with him.
In his later days, he lived with and cared for his mother, lovingly spoiling her as much as he could, shopping and collecting items especially from as seen on TV or whatever he could get through mail order. He enjoyed still photography for a while. He loved books and gadgets, pepper jack cheese, ice cream and orange crush sodas.
George had faith in God and was proud to be an Honorary Deacon of NHBC. He and his mom often chose Bible verses to memorize. Neighbors could count on seeing him checking the mail as soon as it arrived and taking out the trash . He closely followed the weather. He liked being on time.
If you knew George, you understood he had a sweetness and innocence about him. You also knew he had his struggles.
Before the pandemic, some of the days he looked forward to the most were going to military locations here in Dothan, Tuskegee, and Montgomery to see his doctors; and to go shopping especially at Sam's and Publix. He really liked going to get haircuts and had a chance to get a few pedicures, which he thought were pretty nice.
George's mom wants him to know that she loved him from the depths of her heart. He felt the same way for her.
He did his best...
He left this life on October 2, 2021.
George was preceded in death by his father: Willie Paul Reynolds, Sr.; sister: Rena Reynolds-Weatherington; brothers: Willie Albert Douglas and Willie Paul Reynolds, Jr.; and brother-in-law: Willie Jerome Ware.
Left to cherish his memory is his mother: Mary Frances Reynolds; aunts: Mable Summerour, Myra Stallworth, and Clementine Robinson; sister: Olivia Reynolds-Ware; nieces and nephews: Iris (Jay) Reynolds-Gathers, Isaac (Asia) Ware, Paul (Jessica) Ware, Mario (Adrienne) Reynolds, and Gloria (Tom) Reynolds-McGriff; great niece: Gabrielle Reynolds; and a host of cousins, great nieces and great nephews, other relatives acquaintances and friends.
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