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Floyd "Chunky" ReynoldsFloyd 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.
The people of God of First English Lutheran will miss Floyd! He was a quiet, genuine and kind gift to everyone who knew him. And on Sundays, we always knew where to find him - in worship at 10:30, sharing his love for the Lord and his love for God's people. May the peace of God which passes all human understanding surround us all at this time of grief - but also celebration!
Pastor John Walker Mar 11 2014 12:00 AM
I did not know Mr. Reynolds during the time I have been the Nurse at Belden. But I am a Veteran. To his family my deepest sympathy. To a man who served in the Military for many years - THANK YOU SIR - for piloting some of the biggest bombers we had to be able to help retain our Freedoms here and our fellow forces over there during WWII. God Bless You, Sir.
Rachel Wiemann Mar 11 2014 12:00 AM
I have not kept in touch with Chunky over the years, but I worked with him at Belden in the late 50's. He was one of the nicest men I have ever met - a real gentleman. May he rest in Peace.
Herbert Mayer Mar 10 2014 12:00 AM