Gary Alan Reynolds passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017, at his home in Cartersville, Georgia, at the age of 70.
Gary leaves behind his wife, Melinda (Bohling) Reynolds and his two sons, Adam C. (Kayla) Reynolds, and Alex C. Reynolds and his companion, Lilly Paige.
Gary was born Sept. 7, 1946, in Kokomo, to Ralph L. and Eileen (Harrell) Reynolds, who predeceased him. He grew up in a loving family with one brother and two sisters.
Gary was a graduate of the Kokomo High School Class of 1964. After being awarded a Timothy scholarship through South Side Christian Church (DOC), he graduated in 1968 from Bethany College in Bethany, West Virginia, where he was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. Following his undergraduate graduation, he attended and graduated from Bright Divinity School, Texas Christian University, with his master of divinity degree. He was ordained into the ministry at South Side Christian in the spring of 1971. He would later return to Texas Christian University, where he was awarded a doctor of ministry degree in 1976.
Gary served many Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) congregations during his career, both in Texas and Missouri. Following several years in the pulpit, he began working for the church's Lenoir Retirement Center, National Benevolent Association (NBA), National City Christian Church in Washington, District of Columbia, and several other church-related organizations prior to his retirement in 2011.
Gary was a loving husband, father, grandpa, brother and friend to many. He enjoyed spending time with his family and camping on the beach. He is survived by his wife, children and grandchildren, Cameron and Caleb Reynolds, and stepgrandchildren, Madison and Christian Reynolds. Also surviving are his sisters, Janis (Lennie) Utterback, Stuart, Florida, and Tammy (Rich) Walton, Carmel, Indiana; sister-in-law, Susan (Jerry) Argabrite, Cartersville, Georgia, as well as many nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his very best friend and brother, Don (Karen) Hiscox, who has been by his side for 50-plus years of love and friendship.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Ronald Reynolds; his father and mother-in-law, James and Corinne Bohling; and several aunts and uncles.
Gary requested to be cremated. A celebration of Gary's life is planned for June 23, 2017, in Cartersville. The family would especially like to thank The Hope Center of Cartersville and Heyman Hospice of Rome, Georgia, for their excellent work and loving care.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to The Hope Center, Heyman Hospice, American Cancer Society or a charity of your choice.
Published on May 2, 2017