Obituaries for Friday, May 11, 2007

Published 12:00 am Sunday, June 3, 2007

James Emmett Reynolds

Lt. Col. U.S. Army (Ret.) James Emmett Reynolds, age 88, of Montgomery (formerly of Troy) died peacefully on May 9, 2007.

At his request, his body was donated to the Anatomical Donor Program at UAB for the benefit of future generations.

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Col. Reynolds, a loving son, brother, husband, father and &uot;Papaw&uot; to his grandchildren was born in Butler County on October 6, 1918, and educated in the Lowndes County school system.

At an early age he began his army career and served in WWII and the Korean War.

After retiring from 5th Army headquarters in Chicago, he returned to Alabama and settled in Troy where he was employed as an officer in the F&M Bank.

He later served the Alabama Banking Department as examiner and ended his employment with Wiley Sanders Truck Lines.

He enjoyed playing dominoes, golf and the stock market.

He was affectionately known as &uot;Safety Jim&uot; dedicating a good portion of his later life to highway safety and the encouragement of others.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Elijah (Ligie Jim) and Ethel Blanche Reynolds of Ft. Deposit, and brothers Harry Reynolds of Montgomery, John Frank (Buddy) Reynolds, of Greenville and Robert C. Reynolds, of Geneva.

He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Elvira Reynolds, and sister, Layne Reynolds of Greenville, sons Robert Reynolds (Shirley) of Brentwood, Tennessee and Tim Reynolds of Jacksonville, Florida, daughter Anne Goff of Seacrest Beach, Florida, sister-in-law Jean Reynolds of Geneva, brother-in-laws Dr. Paul Opsvig (Sue) of Berkeley, California and Robert Opsvig (Myla) of Seattle, Washington, his grandsons, Jeremiah Henderson, III, and Reynolds (Stacey) Henderson, of Rosemary Beach, Florida, Rob Allen Reynolds of Hollywood, California,

Paul Reynolds and David Reynolds, of Brentwood, Tennessee, and granddaughters, Brooke Reynolds and Lindsay Reynolds of Atlanta, Georgia and Caroline Reynolds of Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as many beloved cousins, nieces and nephews.

Visitation with the family will be at the Reynolds home at 3424 Oak Grove Circle in Montgomery from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. this Saturday, May 12 with a family burial service at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Angel Davis Medical Fund, 3424 Oak Grove Circle, Montgomery, AL 36116 or your favorite charity.