Roger E. Reynolds

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Roger E. Reynolds, 78, of Diamond, passed away Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, in his home.

He was born Aug. 24, 1934, in Endicott, N.Y., the son of Edward and Evea (Wilcox) Reynolds. On Oct. 2, 1954, in Reno, Nev., he was united in marriage to Vena Quintana who preceded him in death on Dec. 16, 2010. Also preceding him in death were his parents and three sisters, Norvell, Maebert and Muriel.

Survivors include: his children, Chuck Reynolds and his wife, Vicky, of Diamond, Sheila Holmes and her husband, Michael, of Endicott, N.Y., Tony Reynolds and his wife, Alicia, of Endicott, N.Y., Roger Reynolds and his wife, Marcy, of Ladson, S.C., Sue Cleary and her husband, Jim, of Endicott, N.Y., and Brian Reynolds, of Casselberry, Fla.; one brother, Stuart Reynolds, of Endicott, N.Y.; 11 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

He grew up and received his education in Endicott, N.Y. He served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He was a circuit board designer, working for companies in the developmental stages of their electronics. Some of his designs went to the moon and others stayed here on earth with IBM, GE, and Lockheed Martin.

Graveside services with military honors were held Rick, of Aurora; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; six brothers, Jack and Noel Smith, both of Monett, John and Ronnie Smith, both of El Dorado Springs, Frank Smith, of Cassville, and Fred Smith, of Wentworth; and two sisters, Martha Gunthrie, of Fayetteville, Ark., and Charlotte Pratt, of Purdy.

In May 1950, his mother passed away, and his father later married Velma Shelley, all of whom preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by one son, Daniel Smith; two brothers, Melvin Terry and Willard Terry; and two sisters, Mary Smith and Loretta Smith.

Graveside services were held Friday at Maplewood Cemetery in Exeter, with Rev. Jamie Smith officiating.