Floyd âChunkyâ Reynolds, 98, of Richmond, passed away peacefully on Friday, March 7, at Friends Fellowship Community.
He was born in Fountain City, Indiana on January 31, 1916 to Roscoe and Pearl Anderson Reynolds. He was a 1934 graduate of Fountain City High School and attended Ball State University.
Mr. Reynolds served in the Army Air Corpsâ 8th Air Force during World War Two, piloting heavy bombers in the skies over the European Theatre. Following the war, he remained active in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, retiring in May 1962.
Mr. Reynolds married the former Mildred Louck in 1946, sharing 56 years of marriage before her death in 2002. He enjoyed a long career as an industrial engineer with Belden before retiring as engineering supervisor in May 1980. He was a faithful member of First English Lutheran Church.
Mr. Reynolds will be missed by his nieces, Linda (Sam) Hubbell and Robin Mader; sisters-in-law, Maxine Reynolds, Marilyn Vornauf and Genevieve Reynolds; one great- niece and five great-nephews.
Mr. Reynolds was preceded in death by his parents, wife, sister sister, Edna Luteran and brothers, Vierl Reynolds and Raymond Reynolds.
A funeral ceremony will be conducted by Pastor John Walker and Pastor Brian Derrer at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, in the Earlham Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel. Military rites will be delivered by the Wayne County Honor Guard.
Family & friends may gather for visitation from 1-2 p.m. on Tuesday, March 11, in the Earlham Cemetery Mausoleum Chapel.
The Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, Fountain City, is in charge of arrangements.